Goatriders of the Apocalypse

Gamecast: May 18th, 2010 - Cubs vs. Rockies

Carlos Silva (4-0, 3.40 ERA) vs. Jhoulys Chacin (2-1, 2.66 ERA)

Overview

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The Cubs go for a sweep and three wins a row tonight.

It's crazy to think about, but the Cubs have actually won two in a row with last night's dramatic win over the Rockies.

In other news, Carlos is headed to long relief. Marloz Byrd is predicting a Cubs playoff run. Jim Hendry chimes in to say the Lou isstaying put for now.


First off, Carlos in the pen is just crazy. The Cubs need to trade a starter and pick up some value. If they want to keep Gorzelanny, then they have to let Ted Lilly go.

As for Byrd, I love his hustle and his bat. He might want to work on the predictions. Hey, at least he is doing something.

Hendry, I just don't have enough strength to give a quality reponse to this question.

Who's Hot

Aramis Ramirez - I was in bed when he hit the home run, but hey Clutchy might be returning.

Randy Wells - He worked out of trouble from what I saw in the first few innings, including two huge strikeouts with the bases loaded. Wells is the type of pitcher every team needs.

Who's Not

Derrek Lee - Another rough day for Lee. Maybe today will bit a little better.

John Grabow - Just when you thought he might be pitching better he goes and gets wild again. Grabow is the perfect example why Jim Hendry shouldn't be retained as a GM. These deals for bullpen arms have been terrible.

Conclusions

It's nice to be winning again. Maybe the Cubs can get on a serious roll heading into the Philly two-game series.

You missed someone...

I think Lou deserves to be in the "Who's Hot" group for pulling Grabow after he walked them full.

Earlier in the year he would have likely would have left him out there to get a pounding, so that is a big step in the right direction IMO.

He coulda pulled him before

He coulda pulled him before he loaded them. But you take what you can get I suppose!

Baby steps man! Lol

Baby steps man! Lol

Seriously dude.

Seriously dude.

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