Marquis scratched, Eckstein in
Couple of quick updates from Minute Maid Park this afternoon…
* Jason Marquis has been scratched from his start due to back spasms. Chris Narveson will start in his place. It appears that Marquis will simply have his turn skipped, and pitch next week, but that’s not set in stone yet. He apparently felt some soreness yesterday while he was shagging balls in the outfield.
* David Eckstein is in the lineup, playing shortstop and leading off, for the first time since Aug. 18.