Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at White Sox (3:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Today’s game is going to be awesome.

Not only are the Cubs squaring off against the White Sox, and not only will it be televised on WGN, the Cubs lineup is loaded with a bunch of guys you actually want to see, including two particularly intriguing choices: David Bote at shortstop and Ian Happ at second base.

That defensive alignment is not one you’re likely to see a lot of this summer, but both guys will be expected to step into those roles from time to time, so it’s fun to see them there. Also notable from today’s lineup: Cole Hamels is batting for himself. If I remember correctly, he’s the first Cubs pitcher to hit for himself this Spring and could kickstart that process as we get closer to Spring Training.

And although I’m a Cubs fan, I can’t say I’m not excited to see former top prospect Lucas Giolito start today. There’s no Eloy Jimenez in the outfield (he was already optioned to Minor League camp), but still … this is a good one to be televised.

Go Cubs.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (12-9) at Chicago White Sox (7-10) – Friday, March 15th at 3:05 CT; WGN, MLBN, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

White Sox (R): Lucas Giolito

versus

Cubs: (L): Cole hamels

Chicago White Sox:

  1. Leury Garcia, RF
  2. Brandon Guyer, LF
  3. Jose Abreu, 1B
  4. James McCann, C
  5. Yonder Alonso, DH
  6. Yoan Moncada, 3B
  7. Tim Anderson, SS
  8. Yolmer Sanchez, 2B
  9. Adam Engel, CF

Chicago Cubs:

  1. Albert Almora Jr., CF
  2. David Bote, SS
  3. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  4. Ian Happ, 2B
  5. Victor Caratini, C
  6. Mark Zagunis, RF
  7. Jim Adduci, 1B
  8. Christhian Adames, 3B
  9. Cole Hamels, P

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Michael Cerami began covering the Chicago Cubs for Bleacher Nation as a part-time contributor in 2015. One year later, he joined Bleacher Nation full-time, covering the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball. Today, Michael runs Bleacher Nation, contributing as a writer (Cubs, MLB) and an editor for all sections of the site, including the Chicago Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks, as well as MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL. In 2019, Michael was the co-host of NBC Sports Chicago's Cubs Post-Game Show Outside the Ivy. You can find him on Twitter/X @Michael_Cerami

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