The Cubs played the Padres at home yesterday, and now they head to Peoria to play the Padres on the road.
Clayton Richard will start today in place of Jon Lester, who is pitching in a minor league game instead. He’ll square off against frequent offseason rumor target Tyson Ross.
At some point in the game, Justin Grimm and Neil Ramirez should get an inning of work each.
Jeimer Candelario gets yet another start, and Kyle Schwarber is back in left field a couple days after returning there (knee) without issue.
The Padres are broadcasting the game, which means there will be video on MLB.tv. Audio is available at MLB.com. For future reference, you can check which games will be televised here.
Today’s Starting Lineup v. San Diego Padres (Tyson Ross):
- Dexter Fowler, CF
- Jason Heyward, RF
- Anthony Rizzo, 1B
- Kyle Schwarber, LF
- Jeimer Candelario, 3B
- Javier Baez, 2B
- Tim Federowicz, C
- Arismendy Alcantara, DH
- Munenori Kawasaki, SS
Starting Pitcher: Clayton Richard