The Chicago Cubs' bullpen has been suspect to begin 2012, something Ryan Dempster found out on opening day.
Nothing has kept him from earning victories over the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field in recent seasons, though.
Dempster looks to remain unbeaten against the defending NL Central champions at the Friendly Confines when the Cubs continue their four-game set with the Brewers on Wednesday.
The right-hander had a solid outing against Washington on April 5, allowing one run and two hits in 7 2-3 innings and left with a 1-0 lead after allowing a single.
The run charged to Dempster came when reliever Kerry Wood walked three straight batters to force in the runner for which Dempster was responsible, tying the game.
Carlos Marmol then allowed the winning run in the ninth, and the Cubs (1-4) lost 2-1.
Dempster will hope for a similar outing but a different result while looking to improve his already stellar mark against the Brewers.
He went 0-2 with a 4.24 ERA in three starts ...