"I'm going to have another rough outing at some point," Maholm said. "That's part of baseball. But I'm going to ride this for as long as I possibly can, and hopefully for a good while." I sure like the sound of that!
|Paul Maholm earned his fourth straight win against the Braves on Wednesday (photo from cubs.com)|
James Russell and Rafael Dolis then combined for two innings of scoreless relief pitching.
The Cubs have now won 10 of their last 17 after getting off to a slow 3-11 start. Let's hope the trend continues.
Last night was also the Third Annual Dempster Family Foundation Casino Night at the Palmer House Hilton in downtown Chicago. Pitcher Ryan Dempster and his wife Jenny started the foundation and the fundraiser in honor of their daughter, Riley, who has was born in April 2009 with a 22q11.2 deletion, a disorder caused by a deletion on the 22nd chromosome that impedes her ability to feed and swallow.
|Ryan, Jenny, and Riley Dempster on the stage during Casino Night (Chicago Tribune photo)|
|Cubs President Theo Epstein has fun while dealing blackjack at Casino Night|
|Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney deals blackjack at Casino Night (Chicago Tribune photo)|
|Ryan Dempster and Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks at Casino Night (Chicago Tribune photo)|
|This baseball signed by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig raised $21,000 during the live auction|