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Cubs vs. Padres at Mesa preview, Wednesday 3/17, 8:05 CT

The Cubs play their first home night game of spring 2021.

Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

Here are today’s particulars.

Cubs lineup:

Happ CF, Contreras C, Rizzo 1B, Bryant 3B, Pederson LF, Baez SS, Heyward RF, Hoerner 2B, Hendricks P

Padres lineup:

Pham LF, Cronenworth 1B, Machado 3B, Myers RF, Profar CF, Campusano C, Kim 2B, Abrams SS, Paddack P

Oh, look. Ptchers in the lineup, for the first time this spring.

Kyle Hendricks will start for the Cubs this evening. Cubs relievers: Joe Biagini, Andrew Chafin, Juan Gamez, Jonathan Holder, Craig Kimbrel, Michael Rucker and Dan Winkler.

Chris Paddack will start for the Padres.

Today’s game is on Marquee Sports Network. Here’s a list of providers currently carrying Marquee. It’s also on 670 The Score.

Pat Hughes will again have the call on Marquee, but new Cubs broadcaster Beth Mowins will be introduced to Cubs fans during the broadcast.

Zach Zaidman will again call the game for the Score. 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 Mediacenter for today.

Please visit our SB Nation Padres site Gaslamp Ball. If you do go there to interact with Padres 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 8 p.m. CT and 9:30 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.