The 4-4 Chicago Cubs return to HoHoKam Park to host the Cincinnati Reds, who’ll throw Bronson Arroyo and his beautiful locks out there. Try not to be distracted, boys.

The game is at 3:05 CT, and will be on WGN Radio (featuring Len Kasper filling in for Pat Hughes). We’ll also do the Game Thread thing over at the Message Board.

Paul Maholm will make his first Spring start for the Cubs, and, although he’s believed to be a lock for the rotation, he’s got to be feeling just a bit of pressure, given the great starts Randy Wells, Chris Volstad, and Jeff Samardzija have gotten off to this Spring (and Travis Wood isn’t terrible). Speaking of Samardzija, he could also get some work in today, after Maholm. Ditto Kerry Wood, Carlos Marmol, and Lendy Castillo.



Today’s Cubs lineup sees the return of the DH, and gigantic shortstop, Junior Lake:

1. Brett Jackson, RF

2. Marlon Byrd, CF

3. Ian Stewart, 3B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Bryan LaHair, 1B

6. Geovany Soto, C

7. Darwin Barney, 2B

8. Steve Clevenger, DH

9. Junior Lake, SS


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