5/16 Lineup & Quick hits
It’s sunny but cool at Wrigley Field. The lineup is: LF Soriano, SS Theriot, CF Fukudome, 1B Lee, RF Hoffpauir, C Soto, 3B Fontenot, 2B Scales and P Wells.
* Bobby Scales is starting at second rather than third because bench coach Alan Trammell recommended the move, saying Fontenot is more comfortable at third. Lou Piniella will go with the hot bat. ”If a guy’s hot and swinging the bat, we’ll play him,” Piniella said.
* This will be Randy Wells’ second start. “The secret for Wells is to throw strikes,” Piniella said.
* Sean Marshall is in the bullpen for the weekend, and will return to the rotation Thursday against the Cardinals. Plus, the Astros are batting .309 against lefties and .256 against right-handed pitchers.
– Carrie Muskat