5/29 Extra bases
Ryan Dempster posted his fifth quality start on Sunday. All five have come in May. He’s 3-1 with a 3.08 ERA this month.
* Darwin Barney is batting .294 with two strikes against him.
* Kosuke Fukudome has a .416 average at Wrigley Field, tops in the NL. He’s batting .312 from the leadoff spot.
* Carlos Pena has six RBIs in his last 13 home games. He’s batting .286 against right-handers, .051 against lefties.
* The forecast for Monday calls for instant summer with temps around 90.
“If what I hear is correct, [Monday] could be really fun,” manager Mike Quade said. “Ninety [degrees]? I’ll have a bathing suit on.”
– Carrie Muskat