Casey Coleman did all right for a while, but overall he's been a disappointment. And James Russell, who is better suited for relief, has been... bad. In 9.2 innings, he's given up 16 hits and four walks and six home runs. That, in most rotations, would get you sent to the minors.
The Cubs say they don't really have any other options, so Russell will be sent out to
slaughter face the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight. That has prompted Dodgers manager Don Mattingly to start Marcus Thames in left field. Thames has started only six games so far this year, but he has exhibited good pop in his career against lefthanders.
If you want to watch the potential carnage, it'll be on CSN Chicago at 9 p.m. CDT.