Are you one of the fans screaming at Lou Piniella to make some changes in the lineup? He’s heard you.
“From a manager’s perspective, if you make too many changes, you get criticized for not being patient and nobody knows where they’re hitting,” Piniella said, “and if you wait too long, people say, ‘Well, this guy’s not doing enough.’ To me, this is our best lineup. We’re going to stay as constant as we can, assuming we stay healthy. We just have to battle our way out of this thing. We’re better than what we’ve done.”
He said that before Tuesday’s game, which the Cubs won, 7-1. They went 6-for-19 with runners in scoring position. Who criticizes Piniella?
“I get yelled at because I’m not arguing with the umpires enough,” Piniella said. “The fans [say], ‘Get out there and get these guys going.'”
— Carrie Muskat