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Mike Leake dominated the Cubs for the second time in as many starts, which is actually really, really impressive (even if it is the Cubs). He ended Starlin Castro’s 13-game hitting streak in the process.

It was a thoroughly meh performance on the offensive side all around, with the exception of Carlos Pena, who had two hits and crushed a third ball. Ryan Dempster had an all right start, and Sean Marshall threw a scoreless frame.

  • hansman1982

    Meh, pitch counts are overrated if trainers and pitching coaches would get it out of their heads that pitcher’s arms are china dishes

  • Joe Cartwright

    For reals, Dempster? 128 pitches for 7 innings?

  • Jebecker

    yeah… mike quade isn’t really the best manager…

  • koboldekobold

    128 pitches isn’t that high considering the 6 walk. He probably got a bit lucky to only give up 2

  • Steve

    I’d say 2 earned over 7 innings is better than alright. Six walks, and a lot of pitches, yeah, so he wasn’t very efficient. But, that’s a pretty good effort in my book. I’ll still never understand how Leak tops out at 87-90mph, and dominates. Oh yeah, free swingers will always make a guy look good.

    • Fishin Phil

      Bingo Steve!

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Six walks and six hits in 7 innings makes 2 earned runs more luck than skill. That’s why it was just “all right.” The runs part was great – the baserunners part was awful.

      • CubFan Paul

        Dempster should have been Pinch Hit for in the top of the 7th as Brenly pointed out before the inning started, Because Leake was cruising & the Cubs needed that at-bat for one more shot at scoring/getting a hit

        • willis

          I think I’ve seen that same scenario before…wonder where?

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