Goatriders of the Apocalypse

GameCast: April 7th Cubs at Houston

GameDayRyan Dempster (0-0) vs. Wandy Rodriguez (0-0)

Story-lines:
After winning a close-on-paper opening game by a score of 4-2, the Cubs look to win their first series of the season tonight.  Pitching for the Cubs is Ryan Dempster, coming off of a career year and huge multi-million dollar extension that he probably doesn't deserve.  Looking to even up the series for Houston is Wandy Rodriguez, who should be tough as nails having lived his life with the name "Wandy." 

Who's hot: Aflonso Soriano, who went 2 for 5 yesterday with a lead-off homerun to start the '09 season.  Mike Fontenot, who went 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored, who has been rewarded for his first-game success with a start against Wandy, a lefty. 

Who's not: Cubs who started out the season with a big 0-fer: Kosuke Fukudome (0 for 4, already given up on by jumpy Cub fans), Milton Bradley (0 for 3 with a walk, two hilight catches in the outfield, and one scary tumble at first base that somehow didn't result in a trip to the DL), and Derrek Lee (0 for 4) who should either be demoted to 6th in the lineup or benched all together for career minor leaguer Micah Hoffpauir.

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Quick Links
Series Preview: Cubs at Astros
GameCast: Opening Day
Recap: Cubs 4, Astros 2

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Not I.......and just as that

Not I.......and just as that happened.....now the Cubs are hanging on.

Another reason to shut 'er

Another reason to shut 'er down for games I guess. Or pay the money to have the full version

ShoutBox

Well that's a bummer!

I like the in-post action

I like the in-post action anyway

Ok, this is not good....

Yay...now our hopes are on Neal Cotts.

One out

Two to go

Looks like we are in a new hour

I checked the shoutbox site, and it is $2 a month for the better service.

What was wrong

with the original one?

you'd have to hit refresh to

you'd have to hit refresh to actually see peoples' comments? This is more chatroomish, which is a good thing

I like the new box as

I like the new box as well...it seems cleaner to me.

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