It’s a split squad day for the Cubs, with two good lineups put together from just one roster.
Jeff Samardzija comes to Sloan Park to face the Cubs and the guy with whom he was traded.
Baez, Russell, Bryant, Soler, Rizzo. That’s the front five in the lineup tonight. On ESPN. Nice.
Travis Wood starts and bats eighth. Starlin Castro is back in the lineup for this CSN game.
Edwin Jackson with another turn in front of a stacked Cubs lineup.
No game yesterday, but there are two games today. Kind of. This is the first.
Jason Hammel starts and bats 8th. We’ll see if that becomes a thing in the regular season.
We won’t get Jon Lester versus Felix Hernandez, but we do get Kris Bryant back at third base and Javier Baez leading off.
Cubs versus White Sox! Not quite the game it was this time of year in the days before interleague play.
Edwin Jackson looks to build on his prior start, and the Cubs’ lineup is very regular-looking.
It may only be a “B” game, but we’ll Pre-Game it anyway!
Jake Arrieta takes his turn in the rotation AND at the plate. No more DHs.
My last game in Arizona before heading home, and The Little Girl’s first baseball game ever.
Jon Lester makes his third start for the Cubs, and Arismendy Alcantara gets the start at third base. Kris Bryant is back in the lineup as DH.
The squad is all back together, and the Cubs face Johnny Cueto at Sloan Park.
Another split squad day, and Kyle Hendricks and Edwin Jackson take the mound.
Jake Arrieta pitching for one of the most young-talent-loaded lineups you’ll ever see. Viva Las Vegas.
Today’s first game doesn’t feature the cream of the prospect crop, but I’ll be there. So you can say hey to me. That’s something, right?