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Cubs vs. Diamondbacks Preview, Friday 3/1, 2:05 CT

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The Cubs take their 4-2 spring mark out against the local nine, the D'backs, Friday afternoon.

Rob Tringali

SOMEWHERE IN MISSOURI -- I'm on the road, headed to Arizona for the remainder of spring training. If you're reading this at noon CT, when it posts, I should be somewhere in central Missouri, assuming no weather or traffic issues (I'm writing this late Thursday, so I have no idea about those now!).

I'll be listening to the game via MLB At Bat, and will post a recap when I get to my hotel for the night.

In the meantime, I'll have to count on you all to post the lineups, because obviously I don't know them as I'm writing this. You can find them on Twitter; if all has gone well, I'll probably have tweeted one or both of them while stopping for gas or a snack.

Enjoy the game and for anyone who's in Arizona, I'll see you in Mesa for Monday's game.

This afternoon, we'll see a Cubs pitcher make his second start of the spring; Jeff Samardzija gets the nod against the D'backs' Trevor Cahill.

MLB.com Gameday

Today's game is a webcast on cubs.com (and via the MLB At Bat app) with Len Kasper and Mick Gillispie. The webcast will be online starting at 1:50 p.m. CT.

Here is the complete MLB.com Mediacenter for today.

For spring-training games, we'll have a first-pitch thread at game time and one overflow thread, 90 minutes after game time (because I know how you all like overflow threads!). For today, that will be 2 p.m. CT and 3:30 p.m. CT. These threads will not post individually onto the front page; instead, you can find links to them in the box marked "Chicago Cubs Game Threads" at the bottom of the front page. They will also appear in this StoryStream™. The pitcher box and regular-season stats will return on Opening Day.

Discuss amongst yourselves.