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Sweet Lou silent as Cubs' bats

Cubs manage just five hits in loss

Updated: July 8, 2009, 12:47 PM ET
By Nick Friedell

What do you say after your team loses a game in the first week of July?

If you're Lou Piniella the answer is: not much.

The exasperated Cubs manager spoke for little more than a minute after his team lost 2-1 to the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. It wasn't so much that he was angry, it's just that there actually wasn't much to say. The mercurial Cubs' offense managed just five hits, and two of them came from Aramis Ramirez, who was playing in his second game in two ...

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