Cubs manager Dale Sveum said the following about Dempster, "Very, very, very good. Very good fastball command, he was able to pitch up in the zone. It was kind of like the Dempster that pitches all the time that I've seen shove it up our butt in Milwaukee when I was there." Dempster said, "I feel good, my body feels good, my arm feels really good. I'm looking forward to a couple of more starts before the season starts." We'll see if Dempster or Matt Garza will get the nod to be the Opening Day starter.
|Ryan Dempster pitched 6 innings against the Rangers (photo from Chris Carlson/AP)|
In the Cubs other split-squad game against the Oakland Athletics, Rodrigo Lopez, who is a contender for a starting rotation spot, pitched five innings and allowed three hits, one earned run, issued one walk and four strikeouts. Tony Campana was 4 for 5 in the game. The Cubs and A's ended in a 5-5 tie.
|Rodrigo Lopez pitched against the A's today (photo from Christian Petersen/Getty Images)|
The Cubs have their only off day of the spring tomorrow. Only 16 more days until Opening Day!