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

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

Chicago Cubs

Frank. The. Tank. Is. Back.

Brett got into the nitty gritty of today’s lineup earlier this morning, so I won’t go back over his points, but I did want to underscore the return of Frank Schwindel, who had been out of the lineup for the last week or so, resting a sore back. He says he feels good and I’m happy to see him back in there. A rerun of Schwindel’s monster offensive performance last season remains unlikely (for about a billion reasons), but Schwindel is easy to root for and some of the underlying numbers are encouraging. What a great story it would be, eh?

Elsewhere, Kyle Hendricks is taking the mound for his third start of the spring. By my count, he’ll get just one more outing after this one, so we might see him try to stretch it out a bit longer today and next weekend. Conservatively, of course. Go Cubs.


Game Info

Kanas City Royals (5-2) at Chicago Cubs (4-4-3) – Sunday, March 27 at 3:05 CT on Marquee, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Royals: Angel Zerpa (L)


Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (R)

Chicago Cubs:

1. Rafael Ortega, DH
2. Seiya Suzuki, RF
3. Frank Schwindel, 1B
4. Willson Contreras, C
5. Ian Happ, LF
6. Jason Heyward, CF
7. Jonathan Villar, SS
8. Patrick Wisdom, 3B
9. Nick Madrigal, 2B

Kansas City Royals:

1. Kyle Isbel, LF
2. Michael A. Taylor, CF
3. Ryan O’Hearn, RF
4. Emmanuel Rivera, 3B
5. Nick Pratto, 1B
6. Vinnie Pasquantino, DH
7. Cam Gallagher, C
8. Clay Dungan, 2B
9. Maikel Garcia, SS

Author: Michael Cerami

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