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