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Cubs vs. Reds at Mesa preview, Tuesday 3/12, 9:05 CT

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Under the lights at Sloan Park!

Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

MESA, Arizona — Since you are reading this, tonight’s game is still on, as of the 7 p.m. CT posting time.

We’ll see six Cubs regulars in tonight’s lineup — if they play. The weather forecast isn’t great. Even if it doesn’t rain, it will be breezy and cool, with temperatures only in the upper 50s. The two afternoon games Tuesday in the Phoenix area (at Glendale and Surprise) were both cancelled. Here’s the local Phoenix-area radar for your convenience:

Here are today’s particulars.

Cubs lineup:

Almora CF, Baez SS, Bryant 3B, Schwarber LF, Zobrist 2B, Heyward RF, Caratini C, Happ DH, Adduci 1B

Reds lineup:

Winker LF, Senzel CF, Dietrich RF, Farmer 3B, Ervin DH, Casali C, Joe 1B, Trahan SS, Colon 2B

Tyler Chatwood gets the start for the Cubs.

Tyler Mahle goes for the Reds. Other Reds pitchers scheduled: Vladimir Gutierrez, former Cub Anthony Bass, Matt Wisler, Sal Romano and Cody Reed.

The Reds are a split squad tonight.

Today’s game is an audio webcast on cubs.com. No TV today.

MLB.com Gameday

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.

Here is the complete MLB.com Mediacenter for today.

Please visit our SB Nation Reds site Red Reporter. If you do go there to interact with Reds fans, please be respectful, abide by their individual site rules and serve as a good representation of Cub fans in general and BCB in particular.

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 9 p.m. CT and 10:30 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 Day.

Discuss amongst yourselves.