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Cubs vs. Padres at Mesa simulated game thread, Monday 3/23, 6 p.m. CT

Here’s the place for discussion of this simulated Cubs game.

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At 6 p.m. CT, a simulated Cubs/Padres spring training game via MLB The Show 20 will begin. This mirrors the actual spring training schedule, as the Cubs and Padres were supposed to play at Sloan Park earlier this afternoon.

Here is the complete BCB Mediacenter (title as per Deputy’s suggestion for the YouTube channel) where all our BCB simulated games will be shown live. We won’t have the actual link to this specific game until it starts. At that time, Duane will drop the direct link into the comments to this post. Until then you can use the link in this paragraph as a guide to where to find the game.

Kyle Hendricks will start for the Cubs. Zach Davies is the starter for the Padres. As a reminder from the game preview thread, here are the lineups:


Bryant 3B, Rizzo 1B, Baez SS, Contreras C, Bote 2B, Heyward RF, Souza LF, Almora CF, Hendricks P


Tatis SS, Pham LF, Machado 3B, Hosmer 1B, Hedges C, Myers RF, Dozier 2B, Grisham CF, Davies P

I am going to post a “recap” of sorts of this game tomorrow morning. It won’t be a true “game recap,” instead it’ll mostly be a thread for you to comment on how you thought it went, maybe a few highlights if there are any, etc.

Oh, one note on the headline here, because I know you’re going to ask: This is a real thread. The game is what is simulated.

Enjoy, and discuss amongst yourselves.