|Starting pitcher Ryan Dempster high-fives Alfonso Soriano after making a catch on a fly out by the Braves' Chipper Jones during the fourth inning (photo from Chicago Tribune)|
The Cubs will play the rubber game of the series tomorrow at 1:20pm at Wrigley Field. Paul Maholm will start for the Cubs.
Meanwhile, Cubs' President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein is focusing on the upcoming amateur draft, in which the Cubs have the No. 6 pick. "It's probably the most important thing that we're doing right now, to be honest," Epstein said. "Therefore, it takes up the vast majority of our time. Draft day is the most important day of the year for every organization. It's a year-long process, and right now we're right in the sweet spot, finishing up evaluations, going back and getting final looks."
Epstein said they have around 10 players they are considering with their first pick. "Some years there are six obvious guys," he said. "This is not necessarily a year where there's a clear-cut top tier at the very, very top."
Tomorrow night is the third annual Dempster Family Foundation Casino Night at the Palmer House Hilton. For more details on the event, you can read my previous blog post here. I will be volunteering at this amazing fundraiser and hope to see some of you there!