Goatriders of the Apocalypse

GameCast: April 8th - Cubs at Houston

Game Day
Ted Lilly (0-0) vs. Brian Moehler (0-0)

Storylines: The action!  The excitement!  Our first series of the year and already we have a rubber game!  Will the Astros dominate Lilly and seize the divisional lead?  Will the Cubs come out on top in their inevitable climb to World Series glory?  We'll find out in (theoretically) nine innings of heart-stopping play!

Who's Hot: Alfonso Soriano - 2 games, 2 homeruns, a .400 AVG, the Fonz is swinging a golden bat thus far in 2009.  Speaking of hot starts, Ryan Theriot is batting .500 on the season with his first double last night.  We'll ignore the fielding error and the time he was caught trying to steal.

Who's Not: Milton Bradley is 0 for 2009, and Geovany Soto isn't "cold" per se but he will miss at least one start while he ices his sore shoulder. 

Update: After two nights of good pitching and modest offense, the bats have come alive in Houston.  Every Cubs regular but Bradley has a hit as of the 5th inning (and Don't Wake Daddy has 2 walks, so he's not exactly being useless in his continued quest to get a hit).  Kosuke Fukudome has sent a big Fuku to doubting Cub fans eveywhere by starting the night with a 3 for 3, 1 double, 2 steal performance and Lil' Baby Ruth hit his first homer of the year -- a 3-run jack in the 2nd inning.

The only problem so far?  Ted Roosevelt Lilly is apparently designating the 2009 Astros as the new 2008 Reds.  He's given up 5 through 5 innings.  4 came as solo shots, the 5th with a runner on.  And yet, as the Cubs lead 10-5, Lilly is now in line to earn a win.  Go figure.

Chances are the Recap will come in the morning, just in case you're wondering.

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Series Preview: Cubs vs. Astros
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The important thing for Ted

The important thing for Ted tonight was zero walks. Yeah, he gave up some hits, and a few got crushed. But with a big lead, you want to force the opponent to hit the ball. Throw strikes, get quick outs, and move on. He had a cushion, and he used it. Not the best strategy for his individual stats, but it got the job done. Zero walks.

In other news, Brian Moehler

In other news, Brian Moehler is about as useful as a poopy-flavored lollipop.

I can think of some uses for

I can think of some uses for a poopy-flavored lollipop.

For example. You are trying to mug me in an alleyway. I am holding a poopy-flavored lollipop and wield it against you as a weapon. Do you really want my wallet that badly?

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Hey ya Kurt i was thinking

Hey ya Kurt i was thinking about this last night and u should blog on it

I was thinking about what if Series Where played in games of 5

So in a season there would be 32 total amount of series

In the Cubs point of view there would be 15 of those 32 series would be played among the division

another 10 series would be played among the NL

2 or 3 of those series would b played against the Chi Sox

and the other 4 or 5 series would be against Interleague( I no the chi sox r interleague lol)

I no its prolly never gonna happen its just one of them random thoughts that i want to show the public!

That would let teams face eachothers starting 5 and like play Wednesday all the way through Sunday or something Everyweek!

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