Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Night Quick Hits: Lilly's Return, Football at Wrigley, & More

After a rough series in New York that saw the Cubs drop three of four, it was good to see the Boys in Blue bounce back tonight. They got a big 8-1 win over the Brewers behind a strong outing by Ryan Dempster and a Tyler Colvin 2-run bomb. Here are the latest notes:
  • Carlos Zambrano warmed up tonight but did not get into the game. He could make his bullpen debut tomorrow.
  • Also tomorrow night, Ted Lilly will come off the DL and make his season debut. Lilly has pitched well in rehab outings and is ready to go.
  • Aramis Ramiez, who's hitting just .127, got the last two nights off to work with Rudy Jaramillo. Chad Tracy played third base for the Cubs.
  • Ron Santo was back in the broadcast booth tonight. He did not go to New York because of a health issue, but we are happy to report that Ronny is feeling better.
  • Whether they'll be a game at Wrigley in October or not remains to be seen, but they'll be one there in November. The Northwestern Wildcats will battle Illinois as football returns to the Friendly Confines.
  • Ken Rosenthal suggests that the Cubs trade Tom Gorzelanny for a reliever. This would create an opening in the rotation that could be filled by Andrew Cashner or Jay Jackson.
  • Milton Bradley is back in Chicago to face the White Sox.

That's it for now, but I'll keep you posted on Everything Cubs as always!

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