Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cubs lose 5-2 to the Fish in Miami; Kerry Wood back to Chicago for cortisone shot

The Cubs lost to the Miami Marlins, 5-2 tonight at Marlins Park.  Ryan Dempster started for the Cubs and pitched six innings and allowed four hits, two runs, and threw eight strikeouts and issued two walks.  Dempster has a 1.33 ERA in 3 starts this season.

Ryan Dempster made his third start tonight (photo from cubs.com)
Starlin Castro stole his 7th base this season in the 4th inning of tonight's game to tie for the most stolen bases in the Majors with Dee Gordon of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

In other Cubs news, relief pitcher Kerry Wood was sent back to Chicago this afternoon for a cortisone shot in his right shoulder.  General Manager Jed Hoyer said Wood has had shoulder issues "on and off" since he was shut down for 10 days in mid-March during spring training.  "We're 10 games into a 162-game season.  We're trying to be smart about it and try and get right here, and hopefully he'll be back very soon," Hoyer said.

The Cubs are hoping the cortisone shot will work and Wood will be pitching this weekend.  If not, Hoyer admitted that a trip to the disabled list is not out of the question.

The Cubs and Marlins will play game 2 of the 3 game series tomorrow at 6:10pm CST, where Matt Garza will make his third start for the Cubs.

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