Alfonso Soriano of the Chicago Cubs hits a RBI double against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Cubs defeated the Pirates 2-0. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Ryan Dempster. Still a Cub as of this writing. Ryan Dempster, still a Cub, now says he might wait another week (till the deadline, 3 p.m. CT next Tuesday) to decide. Can we stand another week of this?
Is there anything else you guys wanted to talk about before this game? Other trades? The possibility of Matt Garza or Paul Maholm or Alfonso Soriano being dealt? No? Fine, have it your way. Go talk about Dempster. Maybe he'll be traded before game time. Sorry, don't mean this to be snarky, but I'd like for the Dempster saga to be over. I'm sure he would, too. I'll have more to say about all this if and when it actually happens.
DeJesus CF, Castro SS, Rizzo 1B, Soriano LF, LaHair RF, Soto C, Barney 2B, Valbuena 3B, Maholm P
Sutton LF, Walker 2B, McCutchen CF, Jones RF, McGehee 1B, Alvarez 3B, Barajas C, Barmes SS, McDonald P
|Today's Starting Pitchers|
|2012 - Paul Maholm||8-6||19||18||0||0||0||0||105.2||107||49||48||11||29||69||4.09||1.29|
|2012 - James McDonald||10-3||21||19||1||0||0||0||119.2||93||42||39||10||40||104||2.93||1.11|
Today's game is on CSN Chicago.
Today's first pitch thread will post at 6:05 p.m. CDT and the overflows at 7:05, 8:05 and 8:50 p.m. CDT. If you need more overflows due to extra innings or rain delays, post them in the fanshot section.
Discuss amongst yourselves.