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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

18-14 So Much For Staying Positive

Well, holy shit. Didn't take the Cubs long to destroy the good feeling I had going. All of a sudden we're two and a half games behind the Cardinals and their no-name pitching staff. we've dropped series to Washington (!), Milwaukee, and St. Louis and lost the first game against the Reds last night. Just fucking great. Not only do we get Harang and Volquez for the remainder of the Reds series, but then we get to play the best team in the National League, the Diamondbacks. The team that swept us out of the playoffs look even better this year. Great.

On the plus side, SL favorite Geo Soto kept up his great year by hitting another home run. The Soto-Rooter is hitting .352 and is tied with DLee for RBIs. I guess it's still too early to talk about Rookie of the Year, but holy crap is he punishing the ball. The big guy still looks pretty solid behind the plate as well.

The Cubs need to get their starting pitching figured out and the offense needs to get consistent. We're scoring runs, but too many of those runs are coming in blowouts. This is a good team, but we need to straighten it up before St. Louis puts too much distance between us before they get Mulder and Carpenter back.

BallHype: hype it up!

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