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Lou Stays Cool, Offense Too

By bullpenbrian at 05.24.2009 Leave a comment.

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As it turns out, Lou didn’t erupt and neither did the Cubs offense.

Soriano sits…doesn’t matter. Fontenot breaks his slump with two hits…doesn’t matter. D-Lee homers…doesn’t matter. One stinking run against a pitcher with a plus-five ERA. Awful.

Chicago’s scored one run or less in all five games during the road trip. They’re batting .166 with a .225 OBP. They’ve scored three stinking runs the entire road trip. Pitiful.

How many times did the Cubs swing and miss at one of Josh Greer’s sinking pitches? At pitches in the dirt, others a foot off the plate.

You would think after seeing him twice through the order some guys would lay off those pitches. Not the Cubs…they whiffed seven times and failed to draw a single walk against Greer.

This lineup is sad from top to bottom. Lee is the hottest batter with a seven-game hitting streak–and he’s batting .248 for heaven’s sake!

If I were Lou, I’d explode!

Nothing is working offensively. Stay the course and we’re looking at a winless road trip and .500 record.

Poor Randy Wells. The guy should easily have two wins this season, but he’s had little, if any, run support. He was solid yet again Saturday night. One walk vs. seven strikeouts.

Lou is a ticking time bomb. Maybe, he’s saving his show for the homestand?

  • Cubs (21-20) are in fourth place.
  • W: Greer (1-1) L: Wells S: Mujica (1)
  • Make it six straight losses in a row, hasn’t happened since early September last year.
  • Cubs’ starters have a 3.15 ERA during the road trip.
  • Wells last 18.1 innings before allowing his first runs as a Cub.
  • The mark sets a new franchise record breaking Vern Olsen’s 15.1 scoreless streak to begin his Cubs career in 1939.
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