Here are today’s particulars.
Happ CF, Contreras C, Pederson LF, Maybin DH, Marisnick RF, Bote 2B, Sogard SS, Duffy 1B, Vargas 3B
It’s the first spring game and start for Jake Marisnick, who had multiple at-bats in a “B” game at Sloan Park on Saturday. Here’s one of those at-bats:
Jake Marisnick has led off every inning of the B game for Cubs. In this, his 5th AB, he doubles off wall in left. Three hits today. pic.twitter.com/gyavxquDHY— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) March 13, 2021
White Sox lineup:
Eaton RF, Grandal DH, Abreu 1B, Moncada 3B, Jimenez LF, Robert CF, Garcia 2B, Lucroy C, Mendick SS
Alec Mills will start for the Cubs this afternoon. Other Cubs pitchers today: Brendon Little, Shelby Miller, Tommy Nance, Justin Steele, Ryan Tepera, Jerry Vasto and Brad Wieck. It will be the first spring game for Steele, Tepera and Wieck.
Dylan Cease will start for the White Sox.
Today’s game is on ESPN 1000. That means you’ll hear Len Kasper call the game. It’ll be weird. No TV today.
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.
Please visit our SB Nation White Sox site South Side Sox. If you do go there to interact with White Sox 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 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 photos and regular-season stats will return on Opening Day.
Discuss amongst yourselves.