Today the Cubs head to Goodyear (the city, not the tire) to take on the Cleveland Indians. Rodrigo Lopez gets the start today, and he could really make the pitching staff decision difficult with a great start. I say “staff” and not rotation, mind you, because I don’t think he’s got much of a chance to make the rotation no matter how well he pitches. Just the bullpen. Unless, of course, there’s a rash of injuries and/or trades.

The game is at 3:05 CT, and will televised on WGN. The Game Thread is right here. I’m still in Arizona, but I’m actually headed to Salt River Field to check out the Reds and Rockies, so I won’t be seeing the Cubs play today.

Today’s lineup, once again has a healthy mix of regulars and bench candidates:

1. Reed Johnson, RF

2. Blake DeWitt, LF

3. Starlin Castro, SS

4. Alfonso Soriano, DH

5. Bryan LaHair, 1B

6. Geovany Soto, C

7. Ian Stewart, 3B

8. Jeff Baker, 2B

9. Joe Mather, CF



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