We should see Ted Lilly back in the Cubs rotation pretty soon — he will make his final “tune-up” start at Class A Peoria on Monday.
In his previous outing at Triple-A Iowa this past Wednesday, Lilly gave up just 1 run and 1 hit in 4 innings of work. He walked one batter and struck out 4. Lilly was pleased with the start — “Everything went pretty well. I would’ve liked to have thrown a few more pitches. It was fun to get back out there in front of a crowd and compete and face some hitters. I had a good time.”
Manager Lou Pinella had this to say about Lilly’s upcoming minor league start on Monday — “We’ll let him go 75-80 pitches. If he’s fine after that one, we’ll get him back in the rotation either over the weekend in Milwaukee or when we get back home.”
Look for Lilly to start on the of the weekend games against the Brewers at Miller Park. Lilly has had success there in the past, and with the Cubs playing “average” baseball these days, they really need to get all their hogs in there as soon as possible…