SCOTTSDALE, Arizona -- This is the Cubs' third time at Talking Stick this week (Rockies Monday, D-backs Thursday, Rockies today). It's been like home games there with the crowds being majority Cubs fans.
It should likely be that way in Las Vegas, too. As of this morning there were a small number of tickets available at Cashman Field in Las Vegas.
Here are today's particulars. There will be one set of threads today for both games.
At the time I wrote this preview, neither of the lineups for the Las Vegas game was available. Check the BCB Twitter feed for the Cubs and Reds lineups in Las Vegas.
Jay LF, Heyward CF, Contreras C, Baez SS, Candelario 3B, Szczur RF, Dominguez 1B, Sepulveda 2B, Anderson P
Blackmon CF, LeMahieu 2B, Gonzalez RF, Arenado 3B, Story SS, Reynolds 1B, Denorfia LF, Garneau C, Marquez P
Many of the Rockies regulars are playing today, and we also see old friend Chris Denorfia.
Kyle Hendricks will start for the Cubs in Las Vegas.
Robert Stephenson will go for the Reds.
Brett Anderson will start for the Cubs at Talking Stick. Others on the Cubs list for this one: Wade Davis, Hector Rondon and Pedro Strop.
German Marquez will start for the Rockies. Others on the Rockies list: Jordan Lyles, Carlos Estevez and Jason Motte.
Today’s game at Talking Stick vs. the Rockies is on cubs.com with Mick Gillispie. It’s also on Root Sports Rocky Mountain with the Rockies broadcast team and will be available on MLB.TV.
Today’s game at Las Vegas is on CSN Chicago with Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies. It’s also on 670 The Score with Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer.
MLB.com Gameday for Cubs/Rockies
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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 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. There will also be a StoryStream on the front page with all the game thread links, as well as the recap after the game is over. The pitcher boxes and regular-season stats will return on Opening Night.
Discuss amongst yourselves.