Goatriders of the Apocalypse

GameCast: August 20th at Los Angeles

GameCastTom Gorzelanny vs. Jeff Weaver
Story-lines

Sorry for the belated GameCast.  I think I promised Yarbage I'd write it, only to forget. 

So, the present season appears lost, although there remains time to gain ground and sneak into the post season.  Still, I doubt anybody is expecting that to happen.  But on the off chance that the Cubs are going to surprise us, then it has to entail an ass-whipping of the Dodgers.  Seriously, y'all.  Enough's enough.

Who's Hot
Theriot, Lee, Baker, and Ramirez -- it's a case of the haves and have-nots right now.  In the past week, Theriot's batted .304 in the past week, but with few walks and a crappy OPS, Lee is batting .429 with 9 RBI (granted, 7 came from one game), Baker's batting .421, and Aramis is batting .417.

Who's Not

Soriano, Fukudome, Bradley, Soto -- meet the have-nots.  These four are complimenting the others by batting .214 or lower, with Bradley bottoming out at .167.

Conclusions
At this moment the Cubs trail 2-1, with the 1 coming off the bat of Fukudome.  As I mentioned briefly in the Series Preview, this may be Gorzelanny's last start of the season for the Cubs with Zambrano soon-to-return.  Unless he makes things interesting, which he has failed to do so far.

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