Contrary to the plans last night, Troy Cate has been optioned to Memphis. Chris Duncan has NOT been placed on the DL. Brendan Ryan is here, called up from Memphis.
Eckstein and Rolen are both feeling some pain, looks like they’re both out tomorrow at least, leaving the team short of infielders. As a result, they’re going to go ahead and put Duncan on the DL, and are expecting to call up Brendan Ryan for tomorrow’s game.
"Strained right hamstring."
That’s all I know right now. Will update when there’s more info.
From cool and fall-like to steamy and, well, Houston-like. Here’s what’s going on at Minute Maid Park and elsewhere.
* Eckstein is in the lineup.
* No detailed results on Chris Duncan yet, but he’s feeling better and Dunc the Elder hopes he could be released tomorrow. No DL move made; they’re thinking there’s an outside chance he could be available on Tuesday.
* I’ve noticed this before, but Brian Esposito is a helluva BP hitter. He really puts on a show.
* Anthony Reyes starts for Memphis tonight. (updated link, to the live boxscore of the game)
* Florida State begins its march to the national title tonight at Howser Stadium in Tallahassee. Viva Pingball!
* Another of the great competitive events in America gets under way today as well.
* Mrs. Dude is dead on about Albert Hammond Jr.’s album. Liking it more with every listen. The new Dinosaur Jr. is really fantastic too. Highly recommended, as an old fan of theirs.