Lou has juggled the rotation slightly for the Mets series this week. Sean Marshall will pitich tomorrow night instead of Rich Harden, who goes Thursday instead. Carlos Zambrano will pitch Wednesday as scheduled. Lou says Harden is fine and that he foresees no limits on him Thursday.
The interesting question is whether Big Z pitches Game 1 of the NLDS next Wednesday. Lou wouldn't say. He said only that he and pitching coach Larry Rothschild will set the rotation this weekend in Milwaukee.
Lou appears still miffed on Z's conduct on the mound last Friday, when he tried to leave before Lou got there to take him out of his disastrous start against the Cardinals. It may be that Lou wants Ryan Dempster to start Game 1 at Wrigley, where Dempster has been so good this year. Z could go in Game 2, or that honor could go to Ted Lilly, with Z going in Game 3, on the road.
Z didn't wish to talk today.