Lou Piniella announced after the second game on Wednesday that he’ll go with Sean Marshall on Sunday as the start for Sunday’s game against the Florida Marlins. Jeff Samardzija was rumored to be vying for the job.
Marshall has started three games for the Cubs this season and is their long man in the bullpen. The longest out for Samardzija was 2 1/3 innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates on August 3.
The Cubs took both games of the day-night double header on Wednesday. The Cubs won 10-2 in the first game and 8-0 in the second game. The Cubs improved to 28-30 on the road and remain 3 1/2 games atop of the Central Division over the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Cubs go for the series sweep against the Atlanta Braves Thursday at 7pm Eastern. The Cubs send Ted Lilly who looks to get his 12 win of the season to the mound against veteran Tom Glavine.
The double-header on Wednesday put wrinkle in the Cubs pitching rotation for the weekend series against the Marlins. Jason Maquis was supposed to on Sunday. But since he is starting the day game against the Atlanta Braves on
The Cubs have a couple of options available. Jeff Samardzija could start Sunday’s finale against the Marlins. The Cubs also could start Sean Marshall.
A decision is expected later in the week.