GameCast: August 20th at Los Angeles
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.
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.
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.
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.