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Come To Think Of It: Defense, Close Calls Plague Cubs In Loss To Reds

Published by on June 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Look, it's not as if luck has gone the Cubs way over the years. In fact, it might be fair to say that lady luck has conspired against the North Siders in the form of black cats, Gatorade-soaked gloves and Steve Bartman.

So it should be no surprise to see a couple of close, but critical umpire calls go against the Cubs in the early part of a 4-3 loss to the Reds at the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati.

Ryan Dempster, coming off of a tremendous start his last time, fell victim early on. First, it was Ryan Theriot apparently taking his hand off of second base and getting called out trying to steal, though he easily beat the throw.

Then, it was a combination of bad defense and bad luck. Mike Fontenot th...

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