The Cubs will take the field at HoHoKam Park in a few minutes in the second and last intrasquad game before the spring exhibition season begins Saturday with a 2 pm. CT game against the Angels at Tempe.
Here are the lineups for today's game:
Blue Team Brett Jackson CF Darnell McDonald LF Rafael Lopez C Dave Sappelt DH Brian Bogusevic RF Christian Villanueva 3B Alberto Gonzalez 2B Brad Nelson 1B Javier Baez SS White Team Logan Watkins 2B Matt Szczur CF Steve Clevenger C Johermyn Chavez RF Junior Lake 3B Edwin Maysonet SS Brent Lillibridge 1B Jorge Soler LF Luis Valbuena DH
The only players who were in Thursday's game who will play again today are Lake, Baez and Soler. Ian Stewart and Josh Vitters are on the shelf with what are being described as "minor" quad injuries. Obviously, this was a way of getting some in-game playing time for as many players as possible before they start playing in real games against actual opposing players.
Once again, play ball! And, discuss amongst yourselves. (Reminder, this game is set to go five innings.)