Rafael Furcal will see Dr. Watkins tomorrow, after which we should have a much better idea of whether he is likely to return by the start of the homestand on Monday. For now, he is said to be improving. … Joe Torre said he hopes Jeff Kent will be available to pinch hit tonight. Said he probably could have gotten himself ready to start, but there was a question as to whether he could have stuck around for nine innings. My guess — and I’m no medical expert, believe me — is that getting out of this chilly weather will do wonders for him. … Tony Abreu had season-ending surgery today, and the fact that ISN’T the lead item to this blog post should tell you where he stands in this organization. Anyway, they hope he can be back in time for winter ball back in the Dominican. … By the way, earlier this week I posted a glowing recommendation for a burrito joint just down the street from Wrigley Field. Well, I got the name wrong. It’s El Burrito Mexicano. It is NOT La Burrito Mexicana, as I originally posted. But my recommendation still stands.