Brett Myers has struggled big time in his move from closer to the starting rotation. Here's the flip side:

After spending the last three seasons closing, Cubs righthander

Ryan Dempster


left, was moved to the rotation this season and he is thriving. He pitched 81/3 shutout innings and struck out 12 against the Padres on Thursday to improve to 5-1 with a 2.35 ERA.

Dempster and

Carlos Zambrano

have been huge for the NL Central-leading Cubs. They are a combined 11-2 with a 2.19 ERA, while the rest of the rotation is 6-8, 5.51.