Goatriders of the Apocalypse

Gamecast: August 10th at Rockies

GameCastsTom Gorzelanny (4-1, 3.38 ERA) vs. Jorge De La Rosa (9-8, 5.00 ERA)

Story Lines
This is going to be quick, because I feel like dying after running in the 96 degree, 90 percent humidity in Atlanta, GA today.

The Cubs are watching their season go down in flames. It's over, folks, stick a fork in them, because two games is too much to hand in the NL Central. Seriously, Cub fans have to get a grip. Yes, they did look bad yesterday, but that is not really news when it comes to the Cubs. I thought coming into the series a split is what the Cubs needed against a tough foe on the road. Guess what? They can get a split tonight if Gorzelanny throws a solid game and the Cubs score a few runs against a pitcher who has a pretty high ERA.

In other news, Aramis Ramirez is likely to miss another start. This is going to be trend with him coming back from the shoulder. I wouldn't doubt that he goes under the knife this offseason.

Also, it looks like Pedro Martinez will start Wednesday against the Cubs. Should be interestesting.

Who's Hot
Milton Bradley - The good thing yesterday was the Bradley had four hits. It looks like he is well suited for the two hole. Now if Ramirez could get back and know him in. He's up to .266 now.

Koyie Hill - Hill finally got a few days off and responded with three hits to push his average to .220.

Who's Not
Alfonso Soriano - He's selfish, and can't play defense. There really is not much to say.

Jeff Stevens - He looked pretty rough yesterday by giving up four runs. Anybody think John Smoltz can fill in in the pen?

Conclusions
The Cubs are not as bad off as some of the fans would say. All it takes is a good win tonight and all is right heading into the series against the Phillies.

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