8/8 Lou: "I'm thinking about winning"
The Cubs are 1-for-15 with runners in scoring position and have stranded 18 in the first two games vs. the Reds. Overall, Chicago is batting .245 with RISP, 15th in the National League and ahead of only San Francisco.Told that Derrek Lee was hard on himself after the game, Lou Piniella said he shouldn’t be.
“Everybody’s trying here, and probably trying too hard,” Piniella said. This is something that’s persisted for a long time and it has a little bit of a wearing-down effect on you.”
How is the manager holding up?
“It’s not easy on me either,” he said.
There are 51 games remaining in Piniella’s last season at the helm.
“I don’t think of those things,” he said. “I’m thinking about trying to win some games, that’s all I’m thinking about. This isn’t about me, this is about this team winning some baseball games and playing well and that’s all I care about. I haven’t thought about anything else but that, I’ll be honest with you.”
– Carrie Muskat