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Offline nats2playoffs

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #1325: April 05, 2012, 10:44:25 PM »
When Cubs new manager Sveum went to the mound to pull Dempster, Dempster said, "'Yeah, it's not a bad move. I think if it's a calm day, [Ryan] Zimmerman would have had 900 feet of home runs."
He told reporters: "I just tried to attack the zone," Dempster said. "You pitch to the elements. Ryan Zimmerman hit two home runs off me today and Mother Nature brought them back in the ballpark. That's part of pitching here. You can have that advantage some days, and really have it as a pitcher. I just tried to keep pumping in the strike zone and stay aggressive as possible and put pressure on them to swing the bats."