Being that the Cubs of 2015 and 2016 were a combined 10 games under .500 in Cactus League play, I’m going to take it as a good sign that they are so far a couple games under .500 on the spring.
Today, Mike Montgomery makes his second spring start, as he looks to stay in position to be the fifth starter when the Cubs head to Chicago in the regular season. Depth starters Aaron Brooks and Casey Kelly should also make an appearance in this one, as well as lefty bullpen candidate Brian Duensing.
Tommy La Stella makes his Spring Training debut, and Jason Heyward keeps on keepin’ on with his swing in the leadoff spot.
Today’s game will not be broadcast on TV, but the Cubs-based audio will be available at MLB.com. For future reference, you can check which games will be televised here.
- Jason Heyward, RF
- Albert Almora Jr., CF
- Jon Jay, LF
- Javy Baez, SS
- Eloy Jimenez, DH
- Jeimer Candelario, 3B
- Tommy La Stella, 2B
- Chris Dominguez, 1B
- Carlos Corporan, C
Starting Pitcher: Mike Montgomery