Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ryan Dempster pitches well, but doesn't get much run support in Cubs 2-1 loss to Brewers; Bleacher-view photos from the game

The Cubs lost 2-1 to the Milwaukee Brewers in the third game of the four game series today at Wrigley Field.  Ryan Dempster struck out five batters and gave up two runs and five hits over 6 2/3 innings.  The Cubs held the lead until 7th inning, when Dempster gave up a 2-run homer to George Kottaras and the score remained 2-1 until the end of the game.

Although it was a chilly day in Chicago, it was very comfortable (even hot at times) in the bleachers, where I sat, thanks to Cubs tickets that Billy Dec was giving away via Facebook and Twitter.

The team has a 1-5 record this season, which is the worst start since 1997, when the Cubs set a National League record with an 0-14 mark.  Let's hope the Cubs can get a win tomorrow so that they aren't swept by the Brew Crew!

Here are some photos I took during today's game:

Ryan Dempster warms up before starting today's game against the Brewers
Ryan Dempster warming up during batting practice
Third baseman Ian Stewart takes batting practice
Jeff Samardzija and Kerry Wood during batting practice
The new right field electronic billboard displays "April 2012 Opening Week"
Cubs upon finishing batting practice

Gallardo vs. Dempster
Demps in action
Marlon Byrd doing "step" exercises inbetween innings
Relief pitcher James Russell warms up in the bullpen
Meeting on the mound in the 7th inning
Cubs outfielders hanging together while James Russell warms up
Sign outside Murphy's Bleachers
The Cubs will play their final game against the Brewers at 1:20pm tomorrow.  Matt Garza will start for the Cubs and let's hope he can lead the team to their second "W" of the season!

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