Here are today’s particulars.
Happ CF, Contreras DH, Pederson LF, Bryant 3B, Baez SS, Bote 2B, Maybin RF, Duffy 1B, Higgins C
Fletcher 2B, Walsh 1B, Trout CF, Rendon 3B, Upton LF, Pujols DH, Iglesias SS, Suzuki C, Fowler RF
Keegan Thompson will start for the Cubs this afternoon. Other Cubs pitchers today: Jason Adam, Rex Brothers, Ryan Tepera, Brad Wieck, James Norwood, Jake Jewell, Robert Stock, Manuel Rodríguez and Juan Gámez.
Griffin Canning will start for the Angels. Other L.A. pitchers today: Jake Faria, Jesse Chavez, Patrick Sandoval, Denny Brady, Ben Rowen, Hector Yan, Jake Reed, Austin Warren, Davis Daniel and Zac Kristofak.
Today’s game is on Fox Sports West with the Angels announcers. That feed will be carried live by MLB Network (blacked out in the Angels market as the local feed is available on FS West).
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 Angels site Halos Heaven. If you do go there to interact with Angels 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 3:05 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.