4/25 Hit parade
Here’s some tidbits from Sunday’s 12-2 win over the Brewers:
* The four home runs and 18 hits were both season highs.
“Everybody chipped in,” Lou Piniella said.
* Every Cubs starter had a hit — including pitcher Randy Wells — and three players had at least three hits. Ryan Theriot led the charge with five hits, which tied a career-high. He also had five hits Aug. 30, 2006, at Pittsburgh.
“I’m trying to talk Lou into letting me hit fourth,” Theriot said. “I like to hit first, it gives me more at-bats and I can do more things. Wherever I hit, it’s the same thing — try to get on base and score more runs.”
* The consensus was that Derrek Lee’s two-run homer in the fourth was the longest of the four. It landed in left-center in the Harley-Davidson seats.
“I thought he was going to win a Harley,” Theriot said. “I was trying to talk him into giving it to me if he did.”
— Carrie Muskat