Monday, March 05, 2007

The Return of the Real Big Hurt

In a game sponsored by Excedrin, Bayer, Advil, and Tampax, Kerry Wood and Mark Prior are pitching today.

Neither Kerry Wood nor Mark Prior have pitched in a Cactus League game since 2005, but the two Cubs pitchers will be in the same game on Monday and maybe then they'll be able to answer questions about their health.

The two will both appear in the Cubs' game against the Seattle Mariners in Peoria, Ariz. Prior is scheduled to start and go two innings, followed by newcomer Ted Lilly, and then Wood.

Meaning they're five innings away from both being back on the IR. Hopefully Bonecrusher Lilly will liven things up. Last season, his clubhouse scuffle with Blue Jays skipper John Gibbons doubled the assault rate in Canada.