Hero: Finally, the Demp we know and love. Ryan Dempster, who turned 34 on Tuesday, walked the first two batters he faced on eight straight balls, but bounced back to work seven solid innings. Dempster- who lowered his ERA to 8.05 while not figuring in the decision- allowed one (earned) run on six hits while walking two and striking out five.
"To say this was the best outing of Ryan Dempster's season would be probably the understatement of the year," Len Kasper said during the WGN telecast."He was really good."
"Just a quick little glimpse into what good of a person Vin Scully is," Len Kasper said during Tuesday night's Cubs-Los Angeles Dodgers telecast on WGN.
The Cubs have now played 7,162 games since they were last no-hit - the longest such streak among the 20 major league teams that were in existence at that time. On Sept. 9, 1965, Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax pitched his fourth career no-hitter and made it a perfect game, retiring all 27 Cubs he faced in the Dodgers' 1-0 victory at Dodger Stadium.
The Tampa Bay Rays on Friday became the first team since the 1965 Cubs to get no-hit twice in the same season with one of the no-nos being a perfect game.
It's hard to believe that it's been six years since Chip Caray was the TV voice of the Cubs.