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

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

Chicago Cubs

Who else is ready for some Cubs baseball on the TV?

I know there’s been a couple of MLB.TV opportunities so far this Spring, but there’s something about the Cubs returning to the tube, especially when it’s WGN.

As for today’s game, Jon Lester is taking the bump for his second start of the Spring, and it’s probably not a bad bet for him to take the ball on Opening Day. I don’t think he’s quite likely to be the Cubs best starter by the end of the year, but he’s undoubtedly the leader of this staff. Here’s to great, healthy start and an even better season.

Regarding the lineup, there’s nothing particularly unusual today. Albert Almora is getting some early reps at the top and he’s followed by a whole host of regulars. The only non-guaranteed member of the Opening Day roster, Jacob Hannemann, is out in left field, but it’s always possible we’ll see him before the season is over.

The Cubs beat the Brewers in the first game of the Spring one week ago today, let’s see if they can do it again.

UPDATE: Jason Heyward was been scratched from the lineup with an illness.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (5-3) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (2-6) – Saturday, March 2nd at 2:05 CT on WGN, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Brewers: (L): Chase Anderson


Cubs: (L): Jon Lester


  1. Lorenzo Cain, CF
  2. Christian Yelich, LF
  3. Jesus Aguilar, 1B
  4. Travis Shaw, 3B
  5. Mike Moustakas, 2B
  6. Yasmani Grandal, C
  7. Orlando Arcia, SS
  8. Ben Gamel, RF
  9. Erik Kratz, DH

Chicago Cubs:

  1. Albert Almora Jr., CF
  2. Ben Zobrist, DH
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Kris Bryant, 3B
  5. Javier Baez, SS
  6. Jason Heyward, RF Mark Zagunis, RF
  7. Willson Contreras, C
  8. Daniel Descalso, 2B
  9. Jacob Hannemann, LF

Author: Michael Cerami

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