Thursday, March 19, 2009

In-game update: Heilman to pen

Aaron Heilman got the start again today down in AZ. He faced a pretty lackluster lineup from Seattle, who are playing split-squad games today.

On the one hand, Heilman's outs have continued to be good ones: 3 strikeouts and 6 ground outs, against only 2 fly outs. Remember, us Cub fans should love Ks and GOs because of the way the wind at Wrigley can carry out fly balls like Domino's pizza in a college town at midnight (too far on that one?).

However, Heilman appears to have gotten into a bit of trouble in the fourth inning, being yanked for Randy Wells in the middle of the inning. That doesn't sound like something Lou would do if Heilman were still being considered for the fifth starting spot.

You may call it minor, and you may think this was already clear, but I'll just go ahead and re-state the potentially obvious: Heilman is in the 'pen, and Marshall is starting.

In other news, I can't believe it's taken me this long to notice that "Heilman's" looks like a brand of mayonaisse.

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