* Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com, on Eric Wedge's odd lineup last night: "Entering tonight, [Shin-Soo] Choo had started 91 of the Indians' 94 games this season. He hadn't been out of the starting lineup since way back on May 29. Tonight, the Rogers Centre is celebrating Korean Heritage Night. Presumably, there will be quite a few Koreans on-hand. If nothing else, there are a handful of Korean media members here. No one told Wedge. Because, naturally, Choo has the night off." Choo, of course, is the most prominent Korean-born baseball player in the world.
* Jason Schmidt wasn't very impressive Monday night in his first start since 2007, but was apparently good enough to get another chance this weekend. I'll set the over/under on runs allowed against the Marlins at 5 1/2.
* He's only been with the team for a couple weeks, but this picture of Jeff Francoeur from last night's game basically encapsulates the Mets' entire season.
* Longtime major leaguer Kevin Mench won't be back with the Hanshin Tigers after hitting .148 and "dealing with fatigue and anxiety issues" during his first (and perhaps last) season in Japan.
* Daniel Monson of MLive.com sat down for an interview with all-time announcing great Ernie Harwell, who's still going strong at the age of 91.
* Alyson Footer digs up some old photos from a "wives gala" that the Astros held nearly 20 years ago, complete with shots of Casey Candaele break dancing and lots of 1990s hair.