A recent three-game hitting streak has raised Carpenter's average to .296, and he carries a .392 on-base percentage and .346 slugging percentage as well through 22 games.
He has started just five of the team's last 11 games, after he was in the starting lineup for eight of the first 10. Manager Ryne Sandberg told MLB.com he does not have to talk with Asche about the situation, even with Freddy Galvis, his replacement, struggling mightily.
"I don't need to because I already have," he said. "I just told him to be ready to go in any capacity. The biggest change in the last three games is quality pitching and good defense behind. Freddy has been a part of that combination for the last three games."
Asche is hitting just .196/.275/.304 through 46 at-bats, with one home run, three RBI, six runs scored and 14 strikeouts.
Moustakas started the season off on a sour note but has picked things up lately, recording an extra-base hit in three straight games against the Indians. He has hit .159/.224/.377 in 69 at-bats.
Seager kicked off the scoring for his team with a two-run home run in the seventh inning, which was his first blast of the season. He came back to the plate with two men on and one out in the ninth inning with his team down one and ended the game with his second homer of the day. Seager has been struggling at the plate this season, hitting just .179/.304/.328 in 67 at-bats, but perhaps his heroics Wednesday will give him the jolt he needs to get on a hot streak.
Murphy has recorded an RBI in three straight games as he continues to see regular work with the team's abundance of injuries. He has hit .240/.310/.360 in 50 at-bats.
Solarte, who will be replaced at that position by Kelly Johnson, is hitless in his last 14 at-bats. But he still owns a .303 average and .387 on-base percentage.
"His on-base percentage has been extremely high, especially against right-handed pitching," Renteria told MLB.com.
Indeed. Valbeuna owns a .420 OBP against righties. He is batting just .250, but has 12 walks in just 40 at-bats. The Cubs have generally used Emilio Bonifacio and Junior Lake in the leadoff position, but that could change.
Both hope they can maintain their momentum upon their return. Gillaspie has hit safely in 15 of 16 games played this season. Eaton owns an impressive on-base percentage of .394 and has scored 15 runs.
The slugger has been on the disabled list with a quad strain. He has yet to homer in 28 at-bats this season.