Goatriders of the Apocalypse

Game Recap: Cubs 6, Phillies 4; oh no he didn't

Win!

The Cubs.  So good.  Can't write complete sentences.  Gah!

It started out as a depressing night at Wrigley.  Ryan Dempster was without his best stuff.  He started the game by giving up a run and 2 hits in the 1st inning.  The Cubs retaliated with a whole lot of nothing, getting a meager 2 hits in the first 4 innings of the game, before briefly tying it up with a Mark DeRosa RBI triple in the 5th.  But then, in the 6th, Ryan Dempster appeared to surrender the game by letting the Phillies - who'd been trying to catch up to him all night long - score 3 runs on 3 hits.  It was 4-1 Philadelphia and the Cubs looked dead-to-the-neck-up.

Then, in the 8th inning, the Cubs played as they have so often this year.  They came from behind.  Pinch hitting for Bob Howry - yep, Lou gave up on the game to the point of turning to Howry Doody - Mike Fontenot led off the inning by hitting his 9th homerun of the season, a solo shot.  Alfonso Soriano then doubled, Theriot singled to right field, Derrek Lee craftily avoided the double play by drawing a walk, and then - and then! - Aramis Ramirez hit a grand slam to propel the Cubs ahead 6-4.

Kerry Wood closed out the game in the 9th after scaring us by allowing a leadoff single and then forcing the next 3 Philly hitters to harmlessly pop out to various parts of Wrigley Field.

Chicago would finish the game with 10 hits - including 1 from every regular -  2 walks, and sweet Aramis Ramirez goodness.  They are now 34 games over .500, with 28 games left to play they are 1 game away from matching last season's NLCS pennant-capturing win total, and best of all, they've gained another half game on the slumbering Brewers.

The Cubs now need to go 16-12 the rest of the way in order to win 100 games this season.   How many more games do they need to win before we change our take and pronounce that it's inevitable, rather then merely probable?  And a more relevant question for you to discuss and debate: how many more games will these Cubs win before their next loss?

Yes, depressing it was. SO

Yes, depressing it was. SO depressing that i fell asleep on my couch at 4-1 and woke up to a joyous score of 6-4. Thank Goodness for highlights, and of course for that cock-fight loving (worthless piece of crap was it?)Aramis Ramirez. Can we now officailly put in Clutch as his middle name? I dont think he should be mentioned anymore without that stuck in there. You guys always speak of man-love. Well....I dont think Ive ever been guilty of so much of it as I am now. Almost feel like a man-love whore cause I cant pick just one of em.

One of A-Ram's many nicknames

is Clutchy McClutcherson. Kurt and Jason have been calling him that for years.

Thats perfect. It should be

Thats perfect. It should be used more often. I know I will.

Aramis in Hollywood

I'm not sure what the joke is about Aramis and cock fighting. But I think he may have starred in this movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071338/

(Check out the tagline.)

Clutchy was interviewed

in the winter by a Dominican cockfighting magazine. He declared that, yes, he does fight cocks in the winter back in the DR, and in fact "in the offseason, he is devoted to his cocks".

Might have lost something in the translation.

Then, when asked about it in Spring Training, he declared that "he was Dominican", and that was the end of it.

Then we had a guy writing for us who decided to use our lofty pulpit to deplore Clutchy for his cruelty to animals. We booted his dumb ass out toot sweet.

Yeah, I was trying to throw

Yeah, I was trying to throw it in his face. Im sure he still reads this site.

When the Probable Becomes Inevitable

The Cubs now need to go 16-12 the rest of the way in order to win 100 games this season. How many more games do they need to win before we change our take and pronounce that it's inevitable, rather then merely probable?

16?

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