Gonzalez out (updated version)
Alex Gonzalez left the team to be with his son, Johan, who is ill again. Gonzalez went home to Miami before the team left for Chicago.
No roster move yet.
"We don't know yet if we'll make one," Pete Mackanin said. "It's a touchy situation."
If Gonzalez goes on the bereavement list, it's for at least three days. The Reds would most likely make a move if Gonzalez is going to return in time for tomorrow's game. Jorge Cantu's Reds debut, perhaps?
Jeff Keppinger will start at shortstop tonight:
"I wanted to get (Norris) Hopper in," Mackanin said.
The one thing Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano is susceptible to is the home run. He's given up 20 -- tied for ninth in the league. So Adam Dunn and Josh Hamilton were good choices to start.
Dunn's a good choice any time the Reds play in Wrigley. Since he broke in to 2001, Dunn is hitting .302 with 17 home runs and 37 RBI at Wrigley. His 54 hits and 37 RBI ranked second to only Albert Pujols (59, 40) in that span.