Was Quade’s quick hook of Dempster stemming from all the pitching injuries the Cubs have suffered this year?
Or was Quade simply looking out for Demps given he just missed a scheduled start due to illness and lower back soreness?
I can’t ever remember seeing such an animated outburst from Dempster. But it’s not surprising given the team’s record of 17-games below .500.
That’s a recipe for boiling frustrations and quick tempers–regardless of pitch counts.