Pre-Gamin': Cubs at Mariners (7:40 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Mariners (7:40 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin'

Well, ask and you shall receive.

Yesterday, I pointed out the lack of starts at second base for Ian Happ recently, and today … he’s staring at second base! Voila. So today, I’m pointing my lack of a million dollars. By tomorrow, I should be rich!

Indeed, Duncan Robinson is taking the mound for the Cubs today, and he’ll be backed up by an infield including Ian Happ at second, Javy Baez at short, Anthony Rizzo at first, and David Bote at the hot corner. In the outfield, Albert Almora is getting another crack at things, and is sandwiched between a couple of prospect-types, Mark Zagunis and Trent Giambrone.

But the best part of tonight’s game is the presence of the man, himself, Ichiro Suzuki. Ichiro recently said that he wants to play until he’s 50 years old, and while that’s still up in the air, he is on the Mariners roster for the time being. Word is he’ll get to start in the season-opening series against the A’s in Japan, but beyond that, his future is in question. In other words, if you’re in Arizona, tonight’s not a bad night to swing by the stadium.

But other than that … Go Cubs.

 

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (8-6) at Seattle Mariners (7-4) – Friday, March 8th at 7:40 CT on MLB Network and MLBTV (Mariners broadcast) – audio on MLB.com

Starting Pitchers

Mariners: (R): Marco Gonzalez

versus

Cubs: (L): Duncan Robinson

Seattle Mariners:

  1. Dee Gordon, 2B
  2. Mitch Haniger, CF
  3. Jay Bruce, 1B
  4. Edwin Encarnacion, DH
  5. Kyle Seager, 3B
  6. Domingo Santana, LF
  7. Omar Narvaez, C
  8. J.P. Crawford, SS
  9. Ichiro Suzuki, RF

Chicago Cubs:

  1. Albert Almora Jr., CF
  2. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  3. Javy Baez, SS
  4. David Bote, 3B
  5. Ian Happ, 2B
  6. Taylor Davis, C
  7. Jim Adduci, DH
  8. Mark Zagunis, RF
  9. Trent Giambrone, LF

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Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami is the butler to a wealthy werewolf off the coast of Wales and a writer at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter at @Michael_Cerami