Gamecast: Cubs at Astros, June 5, 2010
Ryan Dempster (3-5, 3.72 ERA) vs. Roy Oswalt (3-7, 2.78 ERA)
Well, so much for that sweep I was hoping for. Tonight the Cubs face the definitive ace of the Astros staff, Roy Oswalt. Despite his struggles in recent years as well as his mediocre record this season, Oswalt is pitching pretty darn well. Roy O has a WHIP of 1.08 and is striking out over three times as many batters as he walks (72:20 K:BB). In other words, this is gonna be tough.
On the other side, the storyline is the start of the Tyler Colvin era in right. Logically the length of this era will be determined on whether Lou wakes up feeling a certain way. On the downside, Theriot will lead off in the game despite his inability to walk... or hit... or play defense, for that matter.
Honestly, I'm not even doing this until we actually win a game. Seriously. Someone on the Cubs, please force me to write about how awesome you are with a performance tonight. I dare you (and/or beg of you).
A win is needed. A win against Roy Oswalt would be a nice momentum builder, I think. A win is a win, however, so I'll take it any way it comes.