goodyear ballparkNight time action in the desert, eh? The Cubs head to Goodyear to take on the Reds tonight, assuming the weather holds out. It’s been raining all day in the area, so it’s possible this one will ultimately be cancelled.

If it goes, the Cubs will send Nick Struck to the mound for a Spring start. There’s a lot to like about Struck, even if he’s not a sure bet to ever make it in the bigs. A back-end rotation option, though? Sure. It’s possible.

Tonight’s game is available (audio) on

The lineup:

1. Dave Sappelt, LF

2. Darwin Barney, 2B

3. Scott Hairston, CF

4. Alfonso Soriano, DH

5. Luis Valbuena, SS

6. Dioner Navarro, C

7. Jorge Soler, RF

8. Junior Lake, 3B

9. Brian Bogusevic, 1B

  • Song Cycle

    Given your description of his potential, what is there “a lot to like ” about Nick Struck (aside from the cool name)?

  • jim

    JUST to let my feLlow CUBS FANS KNOW:
    we l;ive in the white mountains, 150miles
    north of PHOENIX & The weather here has
    been rainy, light snow &we personally know
    that PHOENIX has had rain all day & this game
    should be rained out, I am sure!

  • Austin

    Just wondering, has anyone set up an up to date accurate roster (or just accurate roster, minor’s included) on MLB the Show 12? I know 13 is coming out soon (June? July?) but I wanted to play with a good minor’s roster. If so I’d appreciate the name or however I can get it on my ps3. Thanks.

  • Troy

    MLB the show 13 just came out last Tuesday!!!

  • Die hard

    Is Boston kicking the tires on Soriano given Ortiz will be DL?