The Cubs head to Scottsdale to take on the Giants and Matt Cain today. They’re on a mini-winning streak, which is swell. Barry Bonds is in uniform today as an instructor. Maybe he’ll come in for a few hacks.
Today’s game is another Cubs.com audio iteration. No TV.
Jeff Samardzija starts today, and he’s still likely to be in “working on stuff” mode. Reserve your criticism and/or expectations about the results.
Emilio Bonifacio draws yet another start at shortstop, further suggesting that he’s the primary backup there going forward. Ryan Kalish draws another start in center field, so he’s seeing a fair bit of time these days.
And then there’s Mike Olt, who starts at first base. He’s getting closer to playing third, but at least he’s still getting regular at bats.
Lineup, featuring the pitcher today:
- Emilio Bonifacio, SS
- Ryan Kalish, CF
- Nate Schierholtz, RF
- Mike Olt, 1B
- Donnie Murphy, 3B
- Chris Coghlan, LF
- Ryan Roberts, 2B
- Eli Whiteside, C
- Jeff Samardzija, P