Gamecast: Cubs at Diamondbacks, July 7, 2010.
Ryan Dempster (6-7, 3.54 ERA) vs. Edwin Jackson (6-6, 4.74 ERA)
All aboard the Piano-back train, Aramis Ramirez looks like he has some sort of life. Rammy went yard twice last night and not shockingly, the Cubs won a game. I'm not saying this is a trend, nor a turning point... just an observation that it was nice to see him look like some semblence of his old self. Also, the Cubs are in line to get their first sweep since April (ew... just, ew).
Looking at the man on the rubber for the DBacks, Jackson has been quite inconsistent this season and is not the pitching savior Arizone expected. Much like his counterpart Scherzer that got traded to Detroit, Jackson has had control issues much of the season. That being said, he's also had flashes of brilliance such as the "Dusty Baker Special" no-hitter where he threw his arm off.
I won't bore you with too much outside of this: Let's get this sweep. Time to look like a respectable team for some part of this season.