Here are today’s particulars.
Happ CF, Contreras C, Rizzo 1B, Bryant 3B, Pederson LF, Baez DH, Heyward RF, Bote 2B, Sogard SS, Davies P
Marte CF, Peralta LF, Escobar 3B, Walker 1B, Cabrera 2B, Rojas SS, Kelly C, P. Smith RF, C. Smith P
Zach Davies will start for the Cubs this afternoon. Other Cubs pitchers today: Craig Kimbrel, Andrew Chafin, Brandon Workman, Rex Brothers and Pedro Strop.
Caleb Smith will start for the D-backs. Other Arizona pitchers today: Stefan Crichton, Anthony Swarzak, Joe Mantiply and Kevin Ginkel.
Today’s game is on Marquee Sports Network. Here’s a list of providers currently carrying Marquee. It’s also on 670 The Score.
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 Diamondbacks site AZ Snakepit. If you do go there to interact with D-backs 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 2 p.m. CT and 3:30 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.