SCOTTSDALE, Arizona -- I'm not going to this one, either -- need another day to catch up, and Maryvale Baseball Park, though a nice facility, is far from where I am and difficult to get to, especially on a Saturday.
So I'll be watching this one on MLB.tv with the rest of you.
If you were thinking about buying Ted Lilly's former home, which is just three blocks west of Wrigley at 1305 W. Waveland, too late: it sold for $1.84 million. That's a lot of money, but it's also a loss for Lilly, who paid $2.15 million for it in 2007.
Hopefully, I won't mess up the lineups like I did yesterday. Here goes:
Cubs lineup (vs A's):
Fowler CF, Rizzo DH, Soler RF, Bryant 3B, Lake LF, La Stella 2B, Valaika 1B, Teagarden C, Herrera SS
Gentry CF, Wendle 2B, Canha LF, Olson DH, Ladendorf SS, Muncy 1B, Carlin C, Pridie RF, Nunez 3B
The Cubs will be the "home" team for this game and bat last.
Cubs lineup (vs. Brewers):
Coghlan LF, Alcantara 2B, Castro SS, Sweeney DH, Olt 3B, Baxter 1B, Castillo C, Chambers RF, Szczur CF
Parra CF, Lucroy C, Lind DH, Ramirez 3B, Davis LF, Clark 1B, Long RF, H. Gomez SS, Sardinas 2B
Kyle Hendricks will start for the Cubs in Las Vegas. He'll face Oakland's Jesse Hahn. Other Cubs scheduled to throw in this game: C.J. Edwards, Joseph Ortiz, Drake Britton and Armando Rivero. Others for the A's: R.J. Alvarez, Evan Scribner and Ryan Verdugo.
Edwin Jackson starts the game in Maryvale for the Cubs. Jimmy Nelson goes for the Brewers.
Today's game against the Brewers will be on WBBM radio 780 with Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer. You can watch live on MLB.tv via FSN Wisconsin, and there will be a tape delay of the game vs. the Brewers on MLB Network at 8 a.m. Sunday. The only audio (no TV) coverage of the game in Las Vegas will be on MLB Audio via the A's broadcasting crew. If you live in the Bay Area it's on 95.7 The Game.
If you miss coverage today, the game vs. the Brewers will be replayed on MLB Network at 8 a.m. CT tomorrow.
Please note that during spring training, Gameday doesn't usually go pitch-by-pitch as it does during the regular season -- usually, it will update after each at-bat.
For spring-training games, we'll have a first-pitch thread at five minutes to 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 2:05 p.m. CT and 3:30 p.m. CT -- one of each to cover both games today. 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.