Goatriders of the Apocalypse

Game Recap: Astros 2, Cubs 0; cheap win

 

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The Cubs lost to the Astros tonight, as between tornadoes they were unable to rev up their offense.  Of course, we will never know for sure what would've happened in a fair weather evening, nor will we know what would've happened in the 9th, but if the previous 8 innings are any indication, the Cubs would have quickly and weakly ended the game as they apparently were not in favor of playing through the first seal of the Apocalypse.

Dempster pitched well in his 5 innings, but not enough to avoid the loss as he made the rookie mistake of pitching to Carlos Lee.  He also walked a runner home in the 4th.  This isn't shocking as Ryan has always been a lack-of-control pitcher, but it's ironic because it was the only free pass he issued in his 5 innings of work.  Offensively, the Cubs left 6 men stranded throughout the night.

And, really, that's all I've got about the game.  Chicagoans, remember, double check that all your stuff is still there.  Cub fans all around the world, the most interesting story may be the collapse of the Brewers, who are tussling with each other and appear to be cracking at the seams.  But I wouldn't get too excited - a year ago, the Cubs team was suffering from infighting as well.  We all know the result of that.

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