Mike Marshall missed Tuesday night's game with what the Dodgers announced as flu symptoms. Marshall had missed only one game in the Dodgers' first 118 games. . . . When the Dodgers activate pitcher John Tudor tonight, they will have to demote a pitcher. The likely candidate is middle reliever Tim Crews, who has been suffering from a "tired arm" lately. The other candidate seemingly would be Ken Howell, just activated from triple-A Albuquerque on Monday and has not made an appearance. . . . With Pedro Guerrero gone, first base for the Dodgers likely will be split between left-handed hitter Franklin Stubbs and right-handed hitters Mickey Hatcher and Tracy Woodson. . . . Mike Davis, looking for a place to play, said the Dodgers are at their strongest with Marshall at first base and Davis in right field. But Marshall has said that playing first base aggravates his chronic back problem. Said Davis of his future with the Dodgers: "I'll tell you one thing. I won't be sitting on the bench next year. I told Tommy Lasorda that I'll play in Egypt first." . . . Lasorda on Guerrero's departure: "I'm going to miss Pete. He's been around for a long time. I love him. I love Denise (his wife) and Ashlee (his daughter). But we needed an experienced left-handed pitcher."
Tudor, who will make his pitching debut for the Dodgers tonight, has an 0.37 earned-run average against the Phillies in three starts this season. He is 2-0.