5/10 Get 'em over, get 'em in

The Cubs had five players in Monday’s lineup batting .300 plus: Ryan Theriot, Marlon Byrd, Alfonso Soriano, Geovany Soto and Starlin Castro. 

“We’re getting people on,” Lou Piniella said. “We just have to figure out a way to get people in.”

On the last road trip, they scored three runs or less in five of the last six games. They lost all five.

“You have to play perfect ball to win those type of games and it’s hard to play perfect ball all the time,” Piniella said. “Maybe we’re pressing with men on base. But as far as holding the bat too tight, we’re hitting .270 something as a team, which is not bad.”

Since April 21, the Cubs lead the Majors with a .294 team batting average.

– Carrie Muskat

2 Comments

Yeah five players batting .300 but yet none of them are batting in the 3, 4, 5 spots. Lou….we call those the RBI spots. You wonder why this god awful team cant score runs!!! Look at your dang line up before you write it out once in a while. Get this fool out of town alrady!!!!

And again the Cubs are terrible today…(head shakes). This has been a real bad stretch with no light at the end of the tunnel. We just have to keep hoping that either Rami and Lee will figure out what going on or that they’ll finally get benched, traded or dropped. None of those three appear likely at this point. The only silver lining is that Lilly pitched a lot better though a combination of a two run homer with Castro’s three errors and a lack of situational hitting again led to the loss. This has been the theme of this team for the last three years now. Even the 97 win season had this type of a feel as you knew they could lose the game just as easily as win it. (Hopefully I’m just as wrong about this as I was about my 20 win prediction for May!

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