Monday, May 9

Hawkins officially loses closing job.

ESPN Box Score - Yesterday's game, Cubs 2, Phillies 1

Apparently this is a little old (more than 24 hours). For those of you who didn't notice, the Cubs won their first game in over a week yesterday, beating the Phillies 2-1 on a Complete Game pitched by Zambrano. Had the club needed help from another pitcher, however, the man would have been Ryan Dempster. Here is an excerpt from's page for the Cubs:

Ryan Dempster Named Closer
May 9
After Latroy Hawkins blew another save, Dusty Baker has finally named the new closer, Ryan Dempster. Hawkins will revert back to the set-up role and Dempster will be the full-time closer even if Joe Borowski returns to full health. The Cubs have assured Dempster, it is his job to lose. When Borowski does return in a week or so, expect him to work the 7th and 8th innings. However, Borowski should get his chance soon enough because I don't think anyone expects Dempster to be perfect. "

Interesting stuff... and go Cubbies in snapping the 7-game losing streak!!!


At 7:00 PM, Blogger DS said...

For those of you who saw the game yesterday, how about Meyers taking a line drive to the head?? He took it like a champ though. By the looks of it, you'd think he'd taken more balls to the face than Elton John.

At 9:27 PM, Anonymous Lazlo said...

How bout Meyers taking that shot. Or rather, how bout Barret Taking aim on him. I think he's been practicing for the upcoming Yankees series. That's how you hit.

Seriously though, it was scary to see anyone get hit like that. The ball comes back off the bat faster than it gets to the batter, and we're all happy to see Meyer's head still attached to his shoulders. After all, we don't want to lose our first string catcher to Manslaughter charges. Way to go Cubs! Keep winning.


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