Goatriders of the Apocalypse

All hail King Silva! (Game Recap: Cubs 6, Pirates 1)

Book it: Carlos Silva is 8-0 to start the 2010 season.

And while plenty of stathead baseball types think the win is an overrated stat, it seems as though Silva has truly been earning each and every one this season. No exception today, as Carlos pitched seven innings, gave up four hits and just one walk, and struck out five.

His ERA for the season sits at 2.93, an incredible number for him.

At what point does a competitor call Jim Hendry about Silva's availability? I'd still trade him if it were me: the 2010 club simply isn't any good, and the $10+ million he's owed in 2011 could be used to nab a premier first baseman in 2012 (coughprincefieldercough).

On offense, the MVPTG ("of Today's Game", that is) award goes to Ryan Theriot, who stole third, smacked a leadoff double to go with a single, and also walked twice, scoring four times on the day. Bravo, kid; make yourself look good for the trade deadline.

Two other Cubs had multiple hits today, so kudos to Marlon Byrd and Geo Soto. But they get their gold stars taken right back away for some poor base running early in the game. Idiots.

Starlin Castro went 0-for-3 and is now hitting .272 on the season. It's pretty much 100% likely that he'll end up with an average below .250 rather than above it, right?

Cubs win, scoring a good chunk of runs against a terrible pitcher as presented by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hey, there's a first time for everything!

Awesome

Game today. And yeah, I agree. If someone wants to take Silva and his entire contract off of our hands, I'm all for it. I'll take a high ceiling C+ or B- level prospect who is sitting at A ball for him plus taking all or almost all of his contract. I favor trading Theriot also as I've pointed out. I fear the Cubs will do nothing at the trade deadline but I'd love to see this happen.

You know what is not an overrated stat?

WHIP. Silva's WHIP is 1.06

Love the headline!

Love the headline!

Silva is the New Big Sexy

I cant believe: 1 Silva is pitching this outstanding
2 He is without question our Ace (at this time)
3 He's 8-0 and you guys are wanting to send him packing. We should be enjoying the fact that he is stepping up and playing up to or beyond his potential, I know it is a new concept for the load of under achievers this team has, but lets enjoy watching what could be a career year for the guy. He is doing his part who else on our lineup card can we say that about? I have a man crush on him, even though he does look more like a bowler than a pro baseball player. Give me 8 wins and I startin crushin on u too!

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