Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
Game 3 of 4
This was a rather dismal series, and occurred right during the "2009 Cubs Go Down for the Season" period that most Cubs fans remember so well.
This game was really the gem of this period, a game that seemed to stand as a glimmer of bright stinking hope for our Cubs...but would not prove to be much more than that. Ryan Dempster throws a gem, 7 innings, 3 hits, shutting out the Dodgers...and hey, some offense from the Cubs as well!
LAD 0 5 0
CHC 7 10 0
Big game for Reed Johnson (3 for 3, 2 runs, 2 RBI and a big Waveland HR in the 7th...I STILL MISS HIM), Mike Fontenot (2 for 3, 1 run, 2 RBI) and even Milton Bradley (3 for 4). Fontenot draws an intentional walk, who'da thunkit??
At the start of this game, Juan Pierre was hitting .411, 17 RBI since Manny Ramirez' suspension on 5/7/09. Fortunately, he drew bagels across the board during this game.
Low point of the game: Larry King sings the 7th inning stretch. The game was broadcast on Fox Sports (Joe Buck and Tim McCarver) so we didn't see the stretch live, but in between pitches in the bottom of the 7th. McCarver claimed that Larry 'hit it.'
I scored this game on 4/29/10.