What will Lou do?
It’s impossible to expect hitting coach Von Joshua to turn things around after one BP session. Lou Piniella says he’s mulling changes in the Cubs lineup in an attempt to get the offense going. The team now is collectively hitting .244.
“We’re in a slump and we haven’t got out of it,” Derrek Lee said. “We have to keep swinging and I think that’s the best way to get out of it.”
He’s trying to stay positive.
“I’m not going to say we’re not going to come out of it,” Lee said. “We’re not trying to make you believe. We’re going to keep going out there and playing as hard as we can. That’s all we can do. We have a game tomorrow. We have to stay positive and be ready for tomorrow.”
Will Piniella drop Alfonso Soriano from the leadoff spot? Soriano’s on-base percentage is .291. Can Ryan Theriot leadoff? His OBP is .341. Milton Bradley’s has six multi-hit games this year, including two in his last four games. Stay tuned.
— Carrie Muskat