4/20 Get ‘em over, get ‘em in

The Cubs entered Saturday’s game ranked last in the Majors with runners in scoring position.

“It’s a small sample at this point in the season but the one thing besides some mistakes we’re making in the field, is it’s holding us back from breaking games open and taking leads,” Dale Sveum said. “We just can’t seem to get going with men in scoring position.”

Anthony Rizzo is 2-for-15, while Alfonso Soriano is 1-for-12 with RISP. That’s not the kind of production you want to see from your 3-4 hitters. Is being able to deliver with runners on a tool?

“It is one stat that fluctuates a little bit,” Sveum said. “You’ll see throughout the league certain guys are really good with men in scoring position and they’ll be in the .300s to low .300s for their careers, and other guys will be really good one year and not so good the next year, kind of like pinch-hitting sometimes. It’s a small sample right now and it kind of gets a little contagious.”

The Cubs haven’t been able to drive runners in. They also haven’t been able to move them over and hit to the right side of the field. But, it’s early.

– Carrie Muskat

5 Comments

What else is new? Wasn`t this an issue with our club last season. It`s called “hitting in the clutch” and we do not do that. Is why we have not won a championship since 1908. The manager speaks of this issue as if it just presented itself as a fly in the ointment. He must think we are all naive, or were born yesterday. Find some players who are clutch. Give me a .275 offensive player who hits when it counts, in place of a dude with a .330 average with pea sized rbi. Look no further than Mike Papi, who plys his trade with the Virginia Cavs, a college baseball team. His batting average is not at all impressive, but oh what clutch hits the young man has contributed this season.

3 errors today go cubs

This is the most disgusting display from the Cubs that I have ever seen. They are acting like a bunch of drunken sots. Sorry to be so negative but this is really ridiculous. What did they have for lunch? Milwaukee beer?

I just want this game to be over.

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