Ryan Dempster Looks to Right the Ship Against Braves

Posted on 07 April 2010 by Lou

Ryan Dempster will look to right the Cubs ship tonight against the Braves in Atlanta.  Coming off of a disappointing 2009 MLB season, Dempster is determined to have a better season.

Dempster has not fared well against the Braves in his career.  Although he is 1-1 with a 2.30 ERA against the Braves during the last 2 MLB seasons, he will be searching for his first career win in Atlanta.  In 9 starts at Turner Field (15 appearances overall), he has a horrible 5.10 ERA and an 0-8 record.  Not good.

The Cubs offense could also have problems against Braves starter Jair Jurrjens.  Jurrjens won 14 games for the Braves in 2009 with a sparkling 2.60 ERA.  He got better as the season went on winning 4 of his final 5 starts with a 0.97 ERA.  In his only start against the Cubs in 2009, however, Jurrjens gave up 4 runs in 6 innings of a 4-2 loss.

We’ll keep you posted – let’s hope we’re talking about a 1-1 Cubs team on Thursday and not a winless Cubs club…

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