It’s finally here, baseball counts again, well for Spring Training records anyway, the Cubs get their Cactus League schedule underway today at 2PM CST against the Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles, West Coast, California. Here is how the Cubs will lineup with Travis Wood getting the start, a first step towards making his case to crack the Cubs starting five. The game is available on WGN Radio, and also on MLB.com, so tune in and enjoy. Other things to look for today, or I guess listen for, would be Brett Jackson’s new swing, and Anthony Rizzo’s first spring HR, because it will happen today.
Today’s lineup (for the first time through at least)
1. Logan Watkins, 2B
2. Dave Sappelt, CF
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
4. Scott Hairston, RF
5. Luis Valbuena, 3B
6. Welington Castillo, C
7. Brett Jackson, LF
8. Brent Lillibridge, SS
9. Darnell McDonald, DH
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Paul Maholm toes the rubber for his first start for the Chicago Cubs today against the Cincinnati Reds. Maholm will be limited to 2 innings or 35 pitches, whichever comes first. 3:05 PM Central first pitch, game will be on WGN radio, LIVE TWEETING the game as much as possible today, here’s how the Cubs lineup…
RF Brett Jackson
CF Marlon Byrd
3B Ian Stewart
LF Alfonso Soriano
1B Bryan LaHair
C Geovany Soto
2B Darwin Barney
DH Steve Clevenger
SS Junior Lake
Jeff Samardzija gets his first crack at making the Cubs starting rotation tomorrow afternoon against the Royals. By all accounts Samardzija has had excellent command so far this spring, let’s see if he can bring that into a live game tomorrow, here’s how the Cubs lineup. Game will be broadcast live on WGN Radio again tomorrow, I will try to live tweet once again, depends on work.
Yeah, THIS guy is pitching tomorrow….
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Cubs radio play-by-play voice Pat Hughes hit the nail on the head entering the sixth inning when he said it’s a completely different team out there. Such is spring training, the longer the game goes the earlier in the Spring the more players are swapped in and out. The Cubs dominated for the first six innings today, as they built up a 6-1 lead by the bottom of the 4th inning behind a three run shot by Blake Dewitt in the second, and run scoring singles by Clevenger and Barney in the fourth. The Cubs were clicking on all cylinders as they were working counts where necessary and jumping on fastballs early in the count when the situation called for it.
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W – Schlicting (1-0) L – Mateo (0-1) SV – None
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