gods-wrathYou know, God has actually generally spared the Cubs His wrath this year. At least in the form of injuries.

Chicago Cubs starting shortstop second baseman Ryan Theriot took a pitch off his left elbow on Saturday, and he sat out yesterday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Although the injury doesn’t seem to be serious, it could cost Theriot another game or two.

Ryan Theriot received treatment for a sore left elbow Sunday but said he’s good to go when the Cubs host the Colorado Rockies tonight.

Theriot, who was hit by a pitch Saturday, was replaced in the lineup at second base by Mike Fontenot, who went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run.

”He’s lost some range of motion,” said Cubs manager Lou Piniella, who was unsure of Theriot’s status for tonight. ”We’ll see.” CHICAGO SUN-TIMES.

Former starting second basemen Mike Fontenot and Jeff Baker will fill in for Theriot for any other games he misses. Theriot’s been slumping a bit lately, and has probably lost his leadoff spot to Kosuke Fukudome against righties. The time off may help him anyway.

  • Kevin G

    This is my concern the Cubs havent really had any major inuries, yet they are still losing. What is going to happen when a major injury does happen? They are stuggling now so, when the injuries happen and they well how bad are they going to be?

    • Ace

      Or when they don’t have five guys hitting .300 and a starting rotation that’s performing very well.

      • Jeff

        Make that 6 guys hitting over .300, and Fontenot not far behind at .298, which just emphasizes the concerns over lack of wins