Today the Chicago Cubs head out to Camelback Ranch to take on the White Sox for Spring Training game six. The Cubs have dropped three of five on the season, all three of which featured late scoring against relievers who aren’t likely to be on the big club come April.
Today’s game is the first television broadcast of the Spring, and you can catch the game on WGN, though you’ll have to deal with the White Sox broadcast team (“You can put it on the booooooooooooard…” crap). The game is at 2:05 CT. If you don’t want to hear the TV broadcast, you can listen on Len Kasper and Mick Gillespie on Cubs.com.
We’ve also got a Game Thread going at the Message Board, for those of you who like to chat during the game.
Travis Wood makes his Spring debut today, although he did pitch in an intrasquad game last week. He’s expected to be followed by Randy Wells and Rodrigo Lopez, and also possibly Rule 5 pick Lendy Castillo, on whose debut we’re still waiting.
Today’s lineup, which features an Alfonso Soriano return to the top of the order:
1. Alfonso Soriano, DH
2. Darwin Barney, 2B
3. Jeff Baker, RF
4. Bryan LaHair, 1B
5. Marlon Byrd, CF
6. Joe Mather, LF
7. Steve Clevenger, C
8. Junior Lake, SS
9. Edgar Gonzalez, 3B