Soriano's hard hitting can't break slump

Cubs left fielder left off All-Star team.

Originally Published: July 10, 2009
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

Daily, he stands before his locker and responds to questions for which he has no answers.

If Alfonso Soriano could explain the most horrific slump of his career, he probably wouldn't be in one.

On Friday, coming off a two-day break -- Thursday's one scheduled, Wednesday's not -- Soriano had to clarify that he "understood" why Cubs manager Lou Piniella kept him out of the lineup on Wednesday after getting two hits the night before.

Soriano had been quoted as saying he was "mad" ...

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