4/29 Lou: "We need production"
It seemed as if the wind was blowing out only during the Diamondbacks’ innings at the plate on Thursday at Wrigley Field.
“We need to get production,” Lou Piniella said after the Cubs’ 13-5 loss to Arizona. “I think if we could do that, everything else would settle down.”
Derrek Lee is batting .193, Aramis Ramirez is hitting .159. That’s not going to get it done.
“Obviously, we’re facing good pitching,” Lee said, “but we can be a lot better than we are.”
Ramirez said he actually feels better at the plate.
“I don’t know what’s going on,” Ramirez said. “Everybody’s working hard, everybody’s trying. We just haven’t gotten it done. We just have to hit. we can’t be playing close games all the time — we all have to start hitting, including myself.”
— Carrie Muskat