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Welcome back, Mr. Dempster.

Ryan didn’t pitch much today – just five innings – but he was effective, allowing just four hits, and striking out four, all while taking his scoreless inning streak up to 27 innings. He was on a pretty strict pitch limit, so the five innings aren’t really an issue. The many, many teams watching were undoubtedly pleased. I hope the Cubs send you to a winner, Ryan.

The Cubs’ offense stepped up with two big innings, capped by a three-run bomb from Starlin Castro. It’s a nice end to an otherwise very ugly first half of the year for the Cubs.

Paul Maholm got a rare relief appearance – the first of his career, in fact – as a tune up before the break.

  • MichiganGoat

    Well Colvin is begining to become legend on here, he is brought up at least two times everyday.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Tyler Colvin’s arms are covered with Dick Tidrow’s mustache.

      • MichiganGoat

        ha, Tidrow is more than famous… you could almost say he is INfamous. Yeah I watched that movie today hopeful all you kids get the reference.

  • scoobypop5

    Agree on Colvin. BJAX leads all AAA in 3b’s, K’s and lack of errors. top 1 or 2 at icubs in runs, 2b, 3b and HR’s. Top in PCL in most catagories including steals. He is having a bad year. I’m still on the wagon.

  • art

    hint?

    • MichiganGoat

      hint for what?

  • TonyP

    Team RISP 4-5

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