Goatriders of the Apocalypse

Gamecast: June 12th vs. Twins, Get Randy a Win

Kevin Slowey (8-2, 4.21 ERA) vs. Randy Wells (0-2, 1.86 ERA)

Story Lines

Randy Wells has been great, but he has nothing to show for it except his first ML hit. Hopefully the Cubs will get him his first win today.

The Cubs are coming off a 4-4 road trip, which could have easily been a 8-0, 7-1, 6-2, or 5-3. So, we're in games, but not putting teams away. The Cubs are facing the Twins in Wrigley for the first time in 8 years, which was the last time I've made the trip to Chicago (I know that's sad, but I've seen them on the road many times).

The Cubs need to get hot, their still in 4th place, but only 2.5 games back.

Who's Hot

The Cub starters - I don't know if I've ever seen a finer stretch of starting. They are on fire right now.

Derrek Lee - Lee's HR yesterday sent the game into extras, but it wasn't enough. He's quietly coming around, which is something I guess.

Who's Not

The entire lineup - I really wanted quote Major League here, but I won't, since this is a site children might read.

Sweet Lou - I'm sorry, but at some point Lou has to do something to fire the guys up. It needs to find a way to get team to score runs, and what he's doing now isn't working.

Conclusions

The Cubs need to start winning. It could be worse, but it could be a lot better.

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