It’s steamy and muggy at Wrigley, and there’s bad weather in the area. So here’s hoping we get a game in tonight.
In the meantime, here’s the long and short of today’s news:
* It sounds as though Mark Mulder will face hitters on Tuesday. His bullpen yesterday was very encouraging. I’ll flesh this out in much more length in my notes this afternoon, so please do check back then. Mulder will throw one or two more bullpens over this weekend, then is expected to face hitters in a simulated game situation before going out on a rehab assignment.
* Duncan is starting in LF, despite the lefty on the mound for the Cubs. For what it’s worth, Duncan went 2-for-5 with a home run and two strikeouts against Hill in Triple-A last year. TLR said he did not take any experience Duncan might have against Hill into consideration.
* Luna is at 2B and Edmonds is batting sixth, per the normal layout against LHP.
* Lots of Minors news today, so I’ll have a bunch of Minor League tidbits i n my notebook. I won’t touch on them all here, because there are quite a few and none of them are earth-shattering, but if you’re the sort who follows the farm teams, be sure to check that out.
One other thing, apropos of none of this. A reader sent me a link to some photos he took of new Busch Stadium at night, and I think they’re cool stuff. Worth a look.
I’ll bring back Lucky Seven tomorrow.