Even though it looks like deja vu all over again from Sunday night, the plan is to play tonight at Wrigley. With the wet field and cold weather, the Cubs will give Milton Bradley another night off as he recovers from a groin injury.
"I haven't talked to the trainer today, but with the weather being what it is, I wasn't going to put him in there tonight anyway," Lou said. "I'll talk to our trainer here sometime before the game or before we go home."
Two hours before the scheduled game time, we've got light rain and a cold wind.
"It's miserable out there right now," Lou said. "It's like Opening Day almost, except it's night. I don't know what's going to happen with the game, but it's not good weather. You go out there and you play, and the field's in terrible condition and somebody gets hurt, you pay a bigger price. If the weather's bad, you don't play. If the weather's good, you play. I know the team's going to do everything they can to get this game in because it would be the third day. But again, it's not good out there."
GM Jim Hendry is still in Iowa, and Lou says the Cubs still haven't talked about bringing somebody up.
From the notes sheet, Cubs relievers have stranded 21 of 26 inherited runners. The 80.8 percent success rate ranks fifth in the majors.