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

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs have another one today, this time against the new-and-improved Cincinnati Reds at 2:05 CT.

Although most of the Reds offseason additions came on the pitching side (Sonny Gray, Alex Wood, Tanner Roark), their biggest addition might ultimately prove to be Yasiel Puig, who’s starting as the DH today. Puig, 28, slashed .267/.327/.494 (123 wRC+) last season, which was exactly even with Ben Zobrist (123 wRC+) and just barely behind Rizzo (125 wRC+). Like him or not, he’s a pretty good ballplayer.

As for the Cubs starting lineup, there’s a handful of regulars up top, and Victor Caratini, still fighting for the backup catcher job (against nobody?) is batting cleanup. A potential emergency depth starter, Alec Mills, takes the mound for the Cubs and that’s about everything of note. GO CUBS.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (6-4) at Cincinnati Reds (3-5) – Monday, March 4th at 2:05 CT on Audio on MLB.com

Starting Pitchers

Reds: (R): Tony Santillan

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Cubs: (R): Alec Mills

Cincinnati Reds:

  1. Jesse Winker, LF
  2. Scooter Gennett, 2B
  3. Yasiel Puig, DH
  4. Eugenio Suarez, 3B
  5. Scott Schebler, CF
  6. Derek Dietrich, 1B
  7. Jose Peraza, SS
  8. Tucker Barnhart, C
  9. Jose Siri, RF

Chicago Cubs:

  1. Albert Almora Jr., CF
  2. Daniel Descalso, 2B
  3. Javy Baez, SS
  4. Victor Caratini, C
  5. Mark Zagunis, RF
  6. Jim Adduci, 1B
  7. Ryan Court, 3B
  8. Phillip Evans, LF
  9. P.J. Higgins, DH


Author: Michael Cerami

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