So Reed Johnson won't be able to be the Cubs' leadoff for the next few weeks.
As this team proved last year with Alfonso Soriano leading off (and not leading off when he spent all that time on the DL), it doesn't matter who's batting first when the big guys in the middle get hot.
During the Cubs' 6-1 homestand, the 3-4-5-6 heart of the order of Derrek Lee, Aramis Ramirez, Milton Bradley and Soriano hit .400 (38 for 95) with 11 homers and 30 RBIs.
The Cubs averaged 7.6 runs a game during the stand.
Crappy Cincinnati and Houston pitching? Maybe. But you still have to hit the ball.