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The Cubs won’t get too many chances like today: the team’s “ace” going against a call-up, emergency starter, and facing the best team in the league with a chance to take a series at their place. But the bats faded late (like they’ve been doing all year), and the pitching stunk early. And Marlon Byrd failed to produce with men on. Again.

But there’s only one way to describe Dempster’s first inning…

  • czechxican

    I’d like to point out that Mr. Len Kasper must be fielding some anti-Byrd emails, because today, he made a point to defend Quade’s ongoing decision to stick with Byrd the last week of his slump.

    Byrd was gassed after that first game from running around out there in Colorado after balls and he never really recovered. Isn’t it in places like Colorado, where we need “fresh legs” to spell the older guys like Byrd?

    Would love to ask Len that one…

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