By Jose M. Romero
Randy Wells remains in the starting rotation, Dale Sveum said, and is scheduled to pitch Tuesday against the New York Mets in Chicago. Wells got through only 3 23 innings and walked four in the Cubs 7-0 loss to the White Sox Wednesday.
The walks and stuff have killed him, the non-competitive walks, Sveum said. Bouncing fastballs in there on 3-2 pitches, thats been a constant, so weve got to do something to get that turned around.
Ian Stewart, placed on the 15-day disabled list with left wrist soreness, will swing a bat Saturday as part of his rehabilitation, Sveum said.
Sveum said the Cubs hitters have shown more attacking in the hitting zone since James Towson replaced Rudy Jaramillo as hitting coach.
Were being a little bit more selective. Not in some key situations, but I think theres been a little more attacking of the strike zone when the balls in the strike zone, anyway, Sveum said. Hopefully we can do that against left-handed pitching. Thats been the biggest thorn in our butt.