Lou was late for his postgame press conference this evening, allowing pitcher Jason Marquis to go first. For a few minutes, we wondered whether Lou would come into the interview room at all. But he did, trudging in without shoes to rehash today's 3-0 loss. It was the Cubs' third straight game without an extra-base hit. They picked up 4 singles today, 11 singles Sunday and 11 singles Saturday, all losses.
Granted, Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt was tough, and nobody in the lineup looked great, but it looks like Kosuke Fukudome's slump is getting to Lou. Asked about moving Fukudome up to second in the order today, Lou said only: "Well, it's a good spot to hit in."