Alfonso Soriano is holding down the cleanup spot–barely.
Despite leading the team with 6 RBI, Soriano has squandered numerous chances to drive in runs, which, of course, is the main objective of a true No.4 hitter.
Having been at the plate 14 times with RISP, most on the team, he’s delivered but three hits, twice drew a walk and once grounded into a double play.
It’s no wonder all five of the Cubs losses have come by three or fewer runs.
Most notably, however, is the absence of an extra base hit for Soriano–in any situation.