5/17 Runners in scoring position
As team, the Cubs are batting .278 overall, but they’re hitting .232 with runners in scoring position. It’s the veterans who are struggling the most. Here are the numbers:
* Marlon Byrd: .227 (10-for-44) with RISP, 7 RBIs
Note: Byrd has eight RBIs for the year, all coming when he hits third. Three of those came on May 4, and are his only RBIs for the month of May.
* Aramis Ramirez: .231 (9-for-39) with RISP, 11 RBIs.
Note: He’s 0-for-15 with RISP and two outs.
* Alfonso Soriano: .179 (7-for-39) with RISP, 11 RBIs.
Here are some positive numbers:
* Jeff Baker: .438 (7-for-16) with RISP, 11 RBIs
* Starlin Castro: .300 (12-for-40) with RISP, 16 RBIs
* Darwin Barney: .333 (14-for-34) with RISP, 15 RBIs
— Carrie Muskat