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Bullpen Implodes Late in Opening Day Loss

One of the first things Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer mentioned when taking over the Cubs was how devastating late game losses can be.  They were referencing the 2011 struggle of Carlos Marmol, who last year was anything but automatic in the ninth inning.  Fast forward to today, and what seemed like a perfect opening day victory, enter the Chicago Cubs bullpen.  With the Cubs holding a precarious 1-0 lead with two outs in the 8th inning Ryan Dempster exited the game to a standing ovation from the Wrigley faithful.  That was the last thing Cubs fans had to celebrate this day, as Wood went on to walk three straight hitters, two of which he was way ahead of, to force in the tying run.

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