It seems like the mainstream media can't get enough of "kick 'em when their down" stories, so five days before the actual sales data is announced (yes, we will cover it the whole day on Autoblog on June 1) we've got predictions. GM is expected to slide 2 to 7 percent while Ford is predicted to slip 5 percent. Chrysler is once again expected to gain sales in May and Japanese brands are there to reap the benefits. If GM and Ford are forced to cut production even further, look for more earning warnings in the future. Let's see what happens next week.