Third baseman Aramis Ramirez did not start for the second straight game because of a sore right quad. He continued to get treatment and was not available to pinch-hit. His status was day to day. The Cubs called up infielder Bobby Scales from Triple-A Iowa as insurance. Muskat Ramblings.
Ramirez was hot before he went down, though that matters only for his season stat line at this point – his heat came on too late to, you know, actually help the Cubs win meaningful games.