Pre-Gamin': Giants at Cubs (3:05 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs are hosting the Giants at Sloan Park this afternoon, and former Cub Jeff Samardzija will be on the mound for the other guys. He’ll face a lineup with a mix of regulars and roster hopefuls, as well as a few notable defensive choices.

Specifically, David Bote is getting another chance to prove that he can/will be Javy Baez’s backup shortstop for at least the first month of the season (until Addison Russell returns from his suspension for domestic violence), while Ian Happ gets yet another start at second base. It’s difficult to say how often we’ll see Happ at second this year, but he wants it and Joe Maddon has been accommodating all Spring.

Starting opposite Samardzija today is Kyle Hendricks. The Cubs righty will make what’s likely his second-to-last start of the Spring, depending on how the rotation shakes out, and will bat eighth in the lineup.

This game won’t be televised, but you can catch the audio on

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (15-11) vs. San Francisco Giants (11-12) – Thursday, March 21st at 3:05 CT, audio on

Starting Pitchers

Giants: Jeff Samardzija (R)


Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (R)

San Francisco Giants:

  1. Stevan Duggar, CF
  2. Yangervis Solarte, 2B
  3. Brandon Belt, 1B
  4. Evan Longoria, 3B
  5. Brandon Crawford, SS
  6. Mac Williamson, LF
  7. Matt Joyce, RF
  8. Aramis Garcia, C
  9. Jeff Samardzija, P

Chicago Cubs:

  1. Albert Almora Jr., CF
  2. Kris Bryant, LF
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. David Bote, SS
  5. Ian Happ, 2B
  6. Phillip Evans, 3B
  7. Victor Caratini, C
  8. Kyle Hendricks, P
  9. Mark Zagunis, P

Author: Michael Cerami

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