Friday, April 22, 2011

Weekend Quick Hits Before 3 with LA

Here are the latest news and notes concerning the Cubbies!

  • Starlin Castro is in the No. 3 slot in the lineup for the game against the Dodgers today. It is his second straight game in the spot.

  • Ryan Dempster will pitch against his former Cubs team Ted Lilly on Saturday afternoon.

  • Randy Hundley is scheduled to sing the 7th Inning Stretch today.

  • Today is 22q Awareness Day at the ballpark, hosted by Ryan Dempster.

  • According to the Tribune, Bud Selig is not concerned about the lack of attendance at Wrigley Field or in baseball in general.

  • Andrew Cashner and Randy Wells are both set to start their throwing programs today. Wells is expected to return to the rotation sooner than Cashner.

  • Bruce Miles tweets that the tarp is on the field at Wrigley. The weather forecast is iffy for today, but I would expect them to get the game in.

  • Heading into action today, the Cubs and Brewers are tied for third in the NL Central, just 0.5 games out. The Reds and Cardinals are locked in the top spot. All five other teams in the division play under the lights tonight. It's only April, but the Cubs have a chance to move into first place this weekend.

That's it for now, but I'll keep you posted!

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