Can Randy Wells Get Some Runs Please?
At this point Randy Wells might want to go back to Iowa. He won 3 games there earlier this year and 10 more in 2008. Since coming up to the Cubs he’s given up just 5 runs in 4 starts and hasn’t allowed a long ball. He’s averaging almost a K an inning and has an ERA of 1.80. Yet his record sits at 0-2 after last night’s pathetic 2-1 loss to L.A.
The Cubs managed just one run and that didn’t come until the 8th inning. It came from the bat of Bobby Scales — the guy they sent down the other day — who homered off Randy Wolf. While the bats showed a bit of life in recent games, the Cubs have scored just 25 runs over their last 10.
When one of your big bats go down, you expect the best players on the team – Soriano and Bradley — to step up and get it done. In May Soriano is hitting just .224/.267/.418. Bradley has been better in May, but it was impossible for him not to be. Still, .243/.333/.432 doesn’t cut it. And it’s sad that I think most Cubs fans hope to see Koyie Hill in the lineup as opposed to Geo Soto these days.
All of Jim Hendry’s pickups have been brutal: Bradley, Miles, Freel and Heilman. That’s not on Hendry, I’m just stating the facts.
You’d think at some point the Cubs have to start hitting more. Or maybe it’s just going to be a very long year for Cubs fans.