Goatriders of the Apocalypse

Gamecast: April 10th, 2010 - Cubs at Reds

Carlos Zambrano (0-1, 54.00 ERA) Vs. Aaron Harang (0-1, 5.40 ERA)

Overview

So here we are once again. One of the beautiful things about baseball is that no matter what happens the day before, the next day gives an opportunity to forget all that nasty "Bullpen fail" that came before. After yesterday's 5-4 suckfest, I'm sure we all will be looking for a better taste in our mouths' today.

Carlos Zambrano gets the start for the Cubs, and after a disastrous 1st start I'm predicting he will bounce back in a big, big way today. Look for him to keep his walks lower, and go about 6 to 7 innings today.

Who's Hot
Cubs Starting Pitchers -
Since Zambrano's opening day shenanigans, Cubs' starters have given up 2 runs in three games. Unfortunately they only got 1 win out of those games, but hey, it's early, right?

Who's Not
Cub's Bullpen -
See the game recap for proof. Someone not named "Sean Marshall" needs to step up soon.

Conclusions
The Cubs need to start putting up more insurance runs, and the 8th inning bullpen awfulness needs to end. I predict a solid bounce back effort, and free chocolates for all.

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