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Offensive lineman Jack Mewhort has missed 17 of the 32 games that the Colts
played over the last two seasons because of knee injuries Adrian
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, but the team still re-signed him shortly after
the start of free agency this offseason.

Mewhort said that it is “an unreal feeling” to get that show of support from
the Colts despite his injury issues, although the team hasn’t held a starting
spot at guard open for him. They signed Matthew Slauson before drafting Quenton
Nelson and Braden Smith in the first two rounds of the draft, but Mewhort
believes he’ll be back to the form he flashed earlier in his career this

“I do believe that I’m going to be able to be out there and be playing at a
high level,” Mewhort said, via the team’s website. “I’m getting stronger every
day. I’m feeling better every day. I’ve been moving around on the field, and I’m
feeling good. At this point in my career, obviously I’m dinged up, and like you
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, I’ve had to deal with some stuff. But for all that being
said, I feel pretty darn good, and like I said, having the Colts show faith like
this is making me feel even better.”

Mewhort also has experience at tackle, so he could find his way into the mix
on the right side after spending OTAs playing guard on the second unit of a
deeper Colts offensive line. Depth is not something Indianapolis has enjoyed up
front in recent seasons and the hope is that it will translate to better play
whether Mewhort makes it to that high level or not.

CHICAGO — First Mother Nature did not cooperate Monday at Wrigley Field and
then neither did the electricity.

What was supposed to have been the first game of a three-game series between
the Chicago Cubs and visiting Los Angeles Dodgers has become a day-night
doubleheader scheduled for Tuesday when the forecast calls for even more

After nearly a three-hour delay Monday, Monday’s series opener was postponed
due to a combination of stormy weather and a limited power outage inside Wrigley
Field that kept lights in right field from being fully operational.

“We are going to be actively working on this issue tonight,” Cubs vice
president of communications Julian Green told reporters, according to the
Chicago Tribune. “We plan to have the ballpark fully operational by

Whether the rains hold off long enough to get both games in Trey
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, however, remains in question.

“Being able to at least get one of those games in tomorrow, even with the
forecast equally as dicey, is important,” Green said.

Before the final determination was made to postpone Monday’s game, it
appeared the bank of lights in right field might cooperate only to fail once

“They thought they had a chance,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told
reporters, according to the Los Angeles Times. “But once they went out
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, they made the final decision.”

Monday’s game will be rescheduled for 12 p.m. CT before Tuesday’s regularly
scheduled game will be played at 7:05 p.m.

Monday’s scheduled Dodgers starter, Kenta Maeda will pitch in the first of
the doubleheader on Tuesday and is coming off a no-decision, which came in his
first start since coming off a hip injury.

Maeda (4-4, 3.61 ERA) had been pitching extremely well before the hip injury
on May 29. Maeda had thrown 14 2/3 scoreless innings with 20 strikeouts in his
two previous starts before the injury. Maeda will make his first career start
against the Cubs.

Rich Hill is scheduled to start for the Dodgers in Tuesday’s nightcap.

Hill will return from the disabled list after missing nearly a month due to
recurring blisters. He last pitched May 19 in Washington before exiting with a
blister after throwing two pitches.

In six starts this season, Hill is 1-2 with a 6.20 ERA. He is 1-0 with an
0.82 ERA in a pair of postseason starts against the Cubs but last faced them in
the regular season as a reliever for the Boston Red Sox on May 21, 2011.

After having his start pushed back a day, Tyler Chatwood (3-5. 4.12) will
attempt to get on track Tuesday afternoon against the Dodgers. Chatwood is
seeking his first win since May 11 and allowed four runs over five innings in
his last outing against the Milwaukee Brewers. Chatwood has struggled with walks
all season and has walked at least four in four of his past five outings.

Chatwood is 5-9 with a 4.07 ERA in 15 career starts against the Dodgers.

Mike Montgomery is scheduled to pitch the nightcap for the Cubs.

Montgomery is making his fifth start of the season and is 2-1 with a 1.14 ERA
as a starting pitcher. He last pitched Wednesday in Milwaukee when he allowed
one run on two hits in six innings of a 1-0 loss.

He is 0-0 with a 4.15 ERA in three outings against the Dodgers.

The Dodgers and Cubs are both coming off successful weekends when they took
two of three games from the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals,
respectively. As the Dodgers look to get back on track after having their
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, they received encouraging news that ace Clayton Kershaw
could return to the rotation as early as this weekend, the Los Angeles Times
reported Monday.

Kershaw threw a simulated game on Monday and could make his return either
against the New York Mets or in a minor-league rehab start. Roberts told
reporters that Kershaw would prefer to pitch at the big-league level.

“Clayton is going to be more on the aggressive side, which we all know and
appreciated,” Roberts said. “But we’re going to have a conversation with the
training staff, the front office and really try to figure out what makes the
most sense for him and for us.”

The Cubs could get Javier Baez back for Tuesday. Baez left Sunday’s 5-0 loss
at St. Louis with a left elbow contusion after being hit by a pitch Baez was not
in the lineup before Monday’s game was postponed and did not need

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