Goatriders of the Apocalypse

Gamecast: September 30th vs. Pirates

Game 1: Charlie Morton (4-9, 5.01 ERA) vs. Ted Lilly (12-8, 3.02 ERA)


Game 2: Jeff Karstens (3-5, 5.45 ERA) vs. Carlos Zambrano (9-6, 3.69 ERA)

Story Lines

Little did I know that Kevin Gregg has been shut down for the year. Wow, that is some exciting news for a team that clinched another winning season. For as bad as the Cubs seemed this year, they will probably end up with 85-87 wins. They actually would probalby win every game if they played the Pirates all the time.

Today, Ted Lilly tries to lower his ERA under 3, and Carlos Zambrano attempts to pick up his 10 win. IT looks like the Cubs will continue to shut down players this year. I find it unlikely that Aramis Ramirez gets many starts as he will need to rehab his shoulder for 2010. It will also be interesting to see how some of the other younger players react to the playing. Is Tyler Colvin the answer? I doubt it, but Jim Hendry's job will be on the line in 2010, so the Cubs should be active in the offseason.



Who's Hot

Derrek Lee - Can we get another year of Red-Hot Lee? He picked up two more RBI yesterday, and now has 111 on the season. Too bad it goes for nothing.

Sam Fuld - Fuld had three hits yesterday to raise his average to .302. Not bad for his longest stint with the Cubs.

Who's Not

The Cubs Playoff Hopes - The Cubs were officially elminated from the playoffs yesterday after the Rockies beat the Brewers. Well, I guess Next Year is the Year.

Conclusions

I haven't seen a game in about a week thanks to my moving, and dealing with floods in Georgia. I all I know is that I will be at Opening Day in 2010 in Atlanta. Who's with me? 

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