Tough day all around for the Cubs.
First they lose Dempster to a broken toe. Secondly, they lose a close game and a chance to make up ground on the Cardinals and Brewers.
Dempster’s injury really came out of nowhere.
The good news, however, is the DL should free up Ryan to spend more time with his ailing daughter. A much needed mental break, indeed.
After all, I can only imagine the guilt that comes from spending more time at work than with a hospitalized offspring.
With that in mind, it’s hard to fault Dempster for not exactly being the dominate pitcher he was a year ago.