Goatriders of the Apocalypse

Game Recap: Astros 3, Cubs 0; unhappy thoughts

Before you sneak your big toe back out onto the ledge, I'd like to hit you with a few things.

1. The Cubs are still 7-3 in their last 10 played.
2. A week ago, I predicted that they'd have one more slump before the playoffs, and I said "please let it be early in the month, rather than later." Hopefully this is it.
3. Jason Marquis lost today. Ignore his stat line. Just remember those four words: Jason Marquis lost today. Are you surprised?

All that said, I've reached a point in the season in which every Cubs loss makes me nervous. It's hard for me to practice what I've preached, and a loss today just adds to my ball of stress. The Cubs offense has looked pretty dead ever since Pittsburgh left town. Thankfully, they're taking on a couple of punching bags tomorrow and Wednesday, but I've got that Rob-like mentality that says "waitasecond, if the Cubs can lose three games straight with next-to-no offense, what's stopping them from doing the same thing next month?"

It's an unhappy thought. Here's to hoping that Carlos Zambrano makes us feel happier tomorrow.

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