Pre-Split-Gamin': Padres at Cubs (2:05 CT), Cubs at Dodgers (2:05) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Split-Gamin’: Padres at Cubs (2:05 CT), Cubs at Dodgers (2:05) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

Woo! The Chicago Cubs have two games today – they’ll split their squad in half – and that’s a whole lot of baseball, folks!

Half the team (and more of the “regulars”) will be hosting the San Diego Padres at Sloan Park, while the other half will head over to Camelback Ranch to take on the Dodgers. Neither of the games will be televised, but you will at least be able to catch the audio.

Against the Padres, Jon Lester will get his first start of the Spring and he’ll pitch in front of a defense containing Jason Heyward (leading off again, but still only because you want your normies to get as many ABs as possible before being removed after a few innings), Daniel Descalso, Kris Bryant, Javy Baez, and Willson Contreras.

At Camelback Ranch, Christian Bergman will start the game, in front of Ian Happ, Kyle Schwarber, and a collection of big league long-shots and fringey prospects.

Notably, in the game against the Dodgers, you’ll find Ian Happ out in center field. Happ’s positional assignments this Spring will be tracked very closely (by me), because he is expected to move into the infield picture a bit more this year. He already got one start at second base this Spring and now he’s moving back into center field.

If he’s really able to move between those two up-the-middle spots and remain effective defensively, Happ is going to earn himself a lot more playing time this year.

Game Info

San Diego Padres vs. 1/2 the Chicago Cubs (2-0) – Monday, February 25th at 2:05 CT on MLB.com (audio)

1/2 Chicago Cubs (2-0) at Los Angeles Dodgers (2-0) – Monday February 25th at 2:05 CT on AM 570, and MLB.tv (video)

Starting Pitchers

Padres: (L): Nick Margevicius
Cubs: (L): Jon Lester

Cubs: (L): Christian Bergman
Dodgers: (R): Ross Stripling

Cubs Lineup vs. Padres:

  1. Jason Heyward, RF
  2. Daniel Descalso, 2B
  3. Kris Bryant, DH
  4. Javy Baez, SS
  5. Willson Contreras, C
  6. Phillip Evans, 3B
  7. Ryan Court, 1B
  8. Charcer Burks, LF
  9. D.J. Wilson, CF

Padres Lineup:

  1. Travis Jankowski, RF
  2. Luis Urias, SS
  3. Wil Myers, LF
  4. Franchy Cordero, CF
  5. Francisco Mejia, DH
  6. Jose Pirela, 1B
  7. Hudson Potts, 3B
  8. Esteban Quiroz, 2B
  9. Chris Stewart, C

Cubs Lineup @Dodgers:

  1. Trent Giambrone, 2B
  2. Christhian Adames, SS
  3. Ian Happ, CF
  4. Kyle Schwarber, DH
  5. Yasiel Blaguert, 1B
  6. Johnny Field, LF
  7. Francisco Arcia, C
  8. Jose Cardona, RF
  9. Chesny Young, 3B

Dodgers Lineup:

  1. Joc Pederson, LF
  2. Justin Turner, 3B
  3. Enrique Hernandez, SS
  4. Austin Barnes, C
  5. Paulo Orlando, RF
  6. Matt Beaty, 1B
  7. DJ Peters, CF
  8. Will Smith, DH
  9. Gavin Lux, 2B


Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami