I use the term "Cubs" loosely here, because the players who will be taking the field against the Cardinals Sunday night at Wrigley Field flew back to Chicago Saturday morning.
The Cubs said they'd have mostly minor leaguers starting today against the D'backs as a result. At posting time there wasn't a full lineup available, just this hint:
If you come across a lineup, post it in the comments.
Pollock CF, Inciarte RF, Goldschmidt 1B, Trumbo DH, Hill 3B, Tomás LF, Owings 2B, Laird C, Pennington SS, Nuño P
Travis Wood will start for the Cubs. Other pitchers on the Cubs list today: Kyle Hendricks (so both Wood and Hendricks can get a final tuneup), Francisley Bueno, Jorge De Leon, Joseph Ortiz and Blake Parker.
Vidal Nuno goes for the Diamondbacks.
Today's game is on WGN-TV with Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies. It's also on cubs.com with Mick Gillispie.
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 3:05 p.m. CT and 4:30 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.