7/19 Looking ahead
As of now, Ryan Dempster is scheduled to start Friday in the Cubs series opener against the Cardinals. The subject of trade rumors, Demspter will face Kyle Lohse. The game will begin nearly five weeks in which the Cubs will play against NL Central teams (26 out of 32 games).
Friday: RHP Ryan Dempster (5-3, 1.86) vs. RHP Kyle Lohse (9-2, 2.80)
Saturday: RHP Matt Garza (5-7, 4.02) vs. RHP Jake Westbrook (7-8, 3.82)
Sunday: LHP Travis Wood (4-4, 3.92) vs. RHP Lance Lynn (11-4, 3.27)
— Carrie Muskat