After today's game was rained out, Lou said the Cubs will stay in rotation, with Ted Lilly going tonight in San Diego. He'll be followed Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, by Ryan Dempster and Randy Wells.
Rich Harden warmed up today but he missed his start. Harden sounded like he wanted to pitch sooner rather than later, but Lou said Harden will go sometime in the series at L.A., which starts Thursday. Of course, plans could change on the Cubs' charter flight out to San Diego tonight.
Lefty Tom Gorzelanny figures to go in L.A., too. Lou says Gorzelanny gives the Cubs the option of a sixth starter, but he also said the Cubs will not go to a six-man rotation. The Cubs have off-days remaining only on Aug. 24, Sept. 10 and Sept. 28. The Sept. 3 off-day is now a makeup game with the White Sox at Wrigley.
Today's game likely will be made up as part of a doubleheader during the Cubs-Pirates series Sept. 29-Oct. 1. A day-night doubleheader on one of those days is not out of the question.
The Cubs say fans are encouraged to retain their tickets from today's game until further information becomes available regarding ticket policies for the makeup game, whenever that will be.
I plan on heading to Peoria Thursday to watch Big Z as well as to catch up with some of the kids, such as Michael Brenly, Brett Jackson, DJ LeMahieu and Chris Huseby. Can't wait.