Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Dempster delivers a pitch to catcher Geovany Soto as Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Travis Ishikawa bats during the first inning at Maryvale Baseball Park. Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE
ON THE ROAD TO ARIZONA -- Despite the change to Daylight Saving time this morning (and if you haven't set your clock ahead, do it now), today's game again starts at 2:05 Central time (that's 12:05 Arizona time). Don't be late! The Dodgers had this game moved up an hour for their own TV broadcast. Right about now I'm approaching Albuquerque (and I promise I won't make a wrong turn there).
Matt Garza has the start today. For those of you wondering when you'd see Paul Maholm, he'll get the call tomorrow (along with Jeff Samardzija). Chris Volstad goes on Tuesday, and Randy Wells and Travis Wood will flip-flop their roles from Friday, on Wednesday. I think you can see a pattern developing here. For the Dodgers it'll be our old friend Ted Lilly starting this afternoon, followed by Matt Guerrier, Mike MacDougal and Todd Coffey.
Today's game is being televised via WGN -- with Len & Bob. Radio broadcast of today's game is via cubs.com with Mick Gillispie. Here is the MLB.com Mediacenter for today.
Note that for spring training gameday links, you probably will not get pitch-by-pitch as during the regular season; these are unofficial links. Each play will be posted, but might not be updated until after each half-inning.
There will be one overflow thread, which will post at 3:30 pm CT. The "Recent Stories in Game Threads" box on the sidebar is where you'll find it.
Discuss amongst yourselves.