Goatriders of the Apocalypse

GameCast: April 7th, 2010 - Cubs vs. Braves

GameCastRyan Dempster (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Jair Jurrjens (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

Overview
I have always wanted to attend opening day, and I finally got my wish my Monday. Well, I wish I would have gone to the beach for Spring Break instead. The Cubs got off to a great start, but it was quickly ended when the Braves blooped and then bombed their way to a 16-5 win.

The Cubs will try and turn things around today as they face one of the better young right-handers in the game. For the Cubs, Dempster takes the mound as he tries to get the Cubs back on track in the 2010 season. Of course it won't matter if the Cubs walk eight guys again.

Carlos Zambrano didn't do the Cubs any favors, but the game really wasn't over until Jeff Samardijza was introduced. I really had a guy tell me he likes to see him, because he was one of the greatest wide receivers in Notre Dame history. Well, that might be, but I hate Notre Dame, and I sure don't like people who can't pitch on the major league level.

Who's Hot
Jason Hayward - I saved my ticket on Monday to one day show my children. I figure he's going to be in the Hall of Fame someday, so it's worth a shot.

Who's Not
Honesty - Yes, I'm looking at you Nate.

Conclusions

I will once again make the trek to the game tonight, so hopefully the game will be more entertaining. The gamecasts will get a little big more in depth after we have some more trends.

Heyward

Looks good. I think he's the main catalyst of the Braves' lineup. I'm not sure that the Cubs should pitch around him yet but they clearly need to throw him a steady diet of breaking balls. I really don't fear anyone else in that lineup.

bullpen

I agree there is really no one to be scared of in their line up, what's scaring me is our brain dead, dead arm bull pen who is pitching to them. Jeff and Grablow EPIC FAIL! Hopefully Wells will pitch well, we will need him to go deep against the elder hanson brother tonight. We need him to go deep and limit the bullsh*t (i mean bullpen's) chances to blow it. and can we please score some freakin runs!

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