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Friday, April 29, 2011
Rapid Reaction: D-Backs 11, Cubs 2

By Sahadev Sharma



Here's a quick look at the Cubs' blowout loss Thursday night.

The good: Not much went right for the Cubs Thursday night. However, Kosuke Fukudome continued to get on base. He went 1-for-2 with two walks, bringing his OBP to a gaudy .556

The bad: Ryan Dempster's early-season struggles continued. He lasted only 1/3 of an inning, giving up seven earned runs on four hits, four walks, one hit batter, and one home run.

Outside the box: In James Russell (4.15) and Ryan Dempster (2.61), the Cubs have the one and three pitchers when it comes to homers allowed per 9 innings in the National League (minimum three starts).

Up next: Carlos Zambrano (2-1, 5.28 ERA) takes on Armando Galarraga (3-1, 6.00) as the Cubs try to end a season-long four game losing streak tomorrow night in Arizona at 8:40.