Pre-Gamin': Cubs at Reds (8:05 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Reds (8:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

It’s a late one tonight. We’ve got an 8:05 CT start time against the Reds, with Marcus Stroman on the mound in (what should be) his second-to-last start of the spring. Yep. We’re almost there now. That went fast.

The Cubs lineup is full of regulars today, with one notable exception: Alexander Canario getting another start at DH. Canario has already been optioned to High-A, and is/was never anything close to a threat to make the team, but it’s still fun to see him whenever possible.

With Ian Happ still not playing the field and Seiya Suzuki getting a day off, the Cubs outfield looks a little weird from left to right (Frazier – Heyward – Hermosillo) and I still don’t know how this is going to shake out. Frazier could be optioned to Iowa. Hermosillo could be lost on waivers. Ortega could be traded. Heyward should could be DFA’d, and so on.

Point being, unless the Cubs want to carry one fewer pitcher than we expected early on, one of those outfielders may be out the door. And based on his playing time in center field, Heyward does not seem to be that one.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (5-4-3) at Cincinnati Reds – Monday, March 28 at 8:05 CT on Marquee

Starting Pitchers

Reds: Tyler Mahle (R)


Cubs: Marcus Stroman (R)

Chicago Cubs:

1. Clint Frazier, LF
2. Jason Heyward, CF
3. Jonathan Villar, 3B
4. Yan Gomes, C
5. Nico Hoerner, SS
6. Alfonso Rivas, 1B
7. Michael Hermosillo, RF
8. Ildemaro Vargas, 2B
9. Alexander Canario, DH

Cincinnati Reds:

1. Jonathan India, 2B
2. Tyler Naquin, RF
3. Mike Moustakas, 3B
4. Kyle Farmer, SS
5. Jake Fraley, CF
6. Aristides Aquino, DH
7. Max Schrock, 1B
8. Aramis Garcia, C
9. Shogo Akiyama, LF

Author: Michael Cerami

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