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Cubs vs. Rockies at Mesa preview, Saturday 3/20, 3:05 CT

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The Cubs return to Sloan Park for the first of a weekend pair of games.

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Here are today’s particulars.

Cubs lineup:

Happ LF, Pederson RF, Bryant 3B, Rizzo 1B, Contreras C, Baez SS, Heyward DH, Sogard 2B, Marisnick CF

Rockies lineup:

Owings 2B, McMahon 3B, Story SS, Blackmon RF, Bird 1B, Diaz C, Daza LF, Hampson CF, Gomber P

Trevor Williams will start for the Cubs this afternoon. Other Cubs pitchers today: Shelby Miller, Craig Kimbrel, Andrew Chafin, Pedro Strop, Juan Gamez, Brendon Little and Tommy Nance.

It will be Pedro’s first outing of this spring.

Austin Gomber will start for the Rockies. Other Colorado pitchers today: Mychal Givens, Jairo Díaz, Jordan Sheffield and Lucas Gilbreath.

Gomber was acquired by the Rockies from the Cardinals in the Nolan Arenado trade.

Today’s game is on Marquee Sports Network. It will be the first Cubs game called by Beth Mowins. Here’s a list of providers currently carrying Marquee. It’s also on 670 The Score.

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 Rockies site Purple Row. If you do go there to interact with Rockies 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.