Fredi Gonzalez politely shooed reporters out of the clubhouse a moment ago so that he could have a closed-door chat with the lads. Gonzalez was upbeat to scribes beforehand, telling us that he felt confident the Marlins had a winning run left in them.
No news, otherwise. Matt Treanor is out of the lineup for the fifth game in a row, but says he's physically fine and ready to go. Gonzalez said Treanor would be in the lineup on Saturday when they face Cubs lefty Sean Marshall. Catcher Paul Lo Duca, meanwhile, continues to tear it up with Albuquerque, where he has gone 11 for 24 (.458) since signing a minor-league contract a week ago.
Cubs: LF Alfonso Soriano, SS Ryan Theriot, 1B Derrek Lee, CF Jim Edmonds, C Geovany Soto, 3B Mark DeRosa, 2B Mike Fontenot, RF Reed Johnson, P Carlos Zambrano.
Marlins: SS Hanley Ramirez, RF Jeremy Hermida, 3B Jorge Cantu, 1B Mike Jacobs, 2B Dan Uggla, LF Josh Willingham, CF Cody Ross, C John Baker, P Josh Johnson.