Goatriders of the Apocalypse

Game Recap: Cubs 6, Padres 4, Theriot Unquieted

Cubs win
Unrelated note: Attached is the second new graphic of the day.  This one took a shockingly long period of time to make.  Again, about 97% of it is made from scratch, with a few things borrowed from an ESPN image.  Sometimes as a graphics guy I like to challenge myself to performing tasks without knowing if I can actually succeed.  In this case though it's mission accomplished.

The Offense
Speaking of mission accomplished, Ryan Theriot's got to be feeling like a billion bucks right now.  The guy hit a total of one - ONE!! - homerun last year and he's already five deep in the 2009 season.  And let's not forget that he began the year with something like 7 career homeruns and is now dangerously approaching the point where he doubles that number. 

Other offensive stars tonight include Alfonso Soriano - who hit homerun #11, by the way - and Geovany Soto.  Soto went 2 for 3 with his first homerun of the year and 3 RBI.  Derrek Lee meanwhile went 0 for 4 and maybe the Cubs would be better off DLing him after all and giving him some time to work on his swing in Iowa.

The Pitching
Theodore Roosevelt Lilly worked his wonders.  He threw into the 7th, surrendering 8 hits but walking 0 while striking out 7.  Granted, he surrendered not one but two homeruns to Adrian Gonzalez but it hardly mattered.

Oh and in the 8th Carlos Marmol stepped in, allowed a leadoff single which he turned into a double play ball and then walked Nick Hundley, advanced him to second with a wild pitch, walked Brian Giles and gave up an RBI single to Jody Gerut.  Not exactly his best night and half of his pitches were balls.

Conclusion

It's a series win for Chicago.  The Cubs are now 19-14, half a game out of a three team clusterbang for first place in the Central.  They'll be playing later today for a sweep and the chance to share the lead in the division.

Quick Links
Series Preview - Padres vs. Cubs
Game Recap - Cubs 6, Padres 2
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Don't cheat The Riot. He's

Don't cheat The Riot. He's got five home runs now.

fixed

fixed

On a side note, I love the

On a side note, I love the new graphic. It really makes want to start trying to play around with Photoshop more often.

Thanks. It took a TON of

Thanks. It took a TON of work to get right. I was up until about 1:30 last night working on the template which I will EMail to you before tomorrow night.

I think the next move is to do a new GROTA skin, which I'm sure Kevin will be ecstatic about.

the riot... two homer game.

the riot... two homer game. it just does not compute...

Where is the dissenter

Oh how I miss Colin, not to rub it in his face, but i can just feel how bad he wants to write a 3,000 word response citing multiple graphs about how he really doesn't like theriot even after this recent power boom.

I miss Colin too. I assume

I miss Colin too. I assume he's moved on to bigger and better things, but he's welcome to post here any time he wants.

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