8/21 Patience is a virtue
Alfonso Soriano entered Friday’s game with five hits in his last 41 at-bats for a .122 average. He’s worked in the cage, tried to hit more to right field. The Cubs have suggested Soriano switch to a lighter bat, but he’s resisted. Lou Piniella has only so much patience.
“Invariably, you have to start hitting at some point,” Piniella said.
What that means remains to be seen. At this point, the Cubs don’t have many options, except Sam Fuld, who started in center Friday, and Jake Fox, who has started two games in right and four in left.
— Carrie Muskat