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

Happy Sunday and happy March! The Cubs play real, regular season baseball games THIS MONTH, and it’s like 50 degrees outside in Chicago right now, so I’m a pretty happy camper this morning.

Jon Lester is taking the bump at Sloan Park today against the Mariners, where he’ll look to do a little better than his rough first spring outing last week, where nine Rockies batters did a whole lot of damage (3H, 5R, 3ER, 2BB, 0K) in a very short period of time (27 pitches, 1.0 IP). That’s why they call it Spring Training!

There aren’t many surprises among the Cubs lineup today, as David Ross has clearly settled into to alternating between these two now-familiar groups. So instead of breaking it down, I’ll just point out that Jason Kipnis is at second base again today and point you to Brett’s great article from last week:

Game Info

Seattle Mariners (3-5) at Chicago Cubs (3-5) – Sunday, March 1st at 2:05 CT on Marquee Sports Network (if you get it!), 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Mariners: Kendall Graveman (R)

versus

Cubs: Jon Lester (L)

Chicago Cubs:

  1. Kris Bryant, 3B
  2. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  3. Javy Baez, SS
  4. Jason Heyward, RF
  5. Willson Contreras, C
  6. Jason Kipnis, 2B
  7. Albert Almora Jr., CF
  8. Daniel Descalso, DH
  9. Ian Miller, LF

Seattle Mariners:

  1. Jake Fraley, RF
  2. J.P. Crawford, SS
  3. Kyle Lewis, DH
  4. Daniel Vogelbach, 1B
  5. Austin Nola, C
  6. Jose Marmolejos, LF
  7. Patrick Wisdom, 3B
  8. Mallex Smith, CF
  9. Donovan Walton, 2B

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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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