Goatriders of the Apocalypse

Gamecast: May 6th, 2010 - Cubs at Pirates

Randy Wells (3-0, 3.45 ERA) vs. Brian Murres (1-1, 6.00 ERA)

Overview

I watched my DVR last night instead of the Cubs, and I'm glad I did. The Cubs are tough team to watch, because you never know which team will show up.

Hopefully, they have enough to pride to take at least one game in the series.

Randy Wells continues to pitch well, and he remains a bright spot on this otherwise lackluster team.

Who's Hot

Octavio Dotel - Dotel couldn't help give up a runs before the Cubs came to town. Now, he's nailed two down two saves in a row.

Who's Not

Aramis Ramirez - It's hard to see him like this, because he looks lost and slow at the plate.

Conclusions

The Cubs are rough and so are the chances in 2010.

Burres

The Cubs are facing Brian Burres. Unlike Charlie Morton, who is a decent pitcher who had gotten terribly unlucky this year, Brian Burres is genuinely bad.

He walks too many batters, doesn't strike out nearly enough and is a fly ball pitcher thus leading to too many HR's on the whole. If the Cubs don't beat him, everything said about not beating Morton will apply.....

Swept WTF?

After the bucs completed the sweep by pulling a LT on us, Im seeing no hope. the freakin pirates! Rev Jones please pass me a cup its time for a nice big glass of blue cool aid!

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