Goatriders of the Apocalypse

Game Recap: Cubs 3, Padres 6 -- Not looking good.

Last night's game was all about the oh-fer. Five Cubs failed to get a hit last night, including the first, second, fourth, and fifth hitters.

That's how seven hits and five walks translate into three runs.

The pitching was bad, but not horrendous. Ryan Dempster posted an almost-quality start, racking up 10 strikeouts in seven innings, while giving up four runs. Guzman put the Cubs in an even deeper hole in the 8th inning, but the L still went to Demp.

It's not looking good, guys. The pitching isn't working, the hitting isn't working, and we're in San Diego of all places.

Lately, the biggest problem seems to be plating runs. It's not that we aren't getting hits, and it's not that we're not getting walks. The base runners are there, and to a lesser extent, there's some power too--Lee had a double and a homer, and Baker doubled as well, in last night's game. But somehow, we just aren't scoring.

Maybe this year is some sort of balancing out of the baseball luck equation. After Jim Edmonds and Mark DeRosa and Geovany Soto and Ryan Dempster and Carlos Marmol and Mike Fontenot and Ryan Theriot had career years, we were due for some suffering this year I guess. Maybe?

Yeah, let's go with that for now. Unlucky.

In the meantime, go Cubs.

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