A bit of information about a few players:
Updates from Ross…— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) March 20, 2022
• Wade Miley a little behind. Says it’s a “veteran” program, as opposed to health related. Slated for bullpen session on Monday.
• Marquez, Ramirez still not in camp. No other specifics given.
I’d guess that means Miley will start sometime around Thursday or Friday.
Uniform number notes:
Uniform numbers for new #Cubs:— Al Yellon (@bleedcubbieblue) March 20, 2022
Drew Smyly: 11
Jonathan Villar: 24
Daniel Norris: 49
P.J. Higgins, who was wearing 11, switches to 48.
Robel Garcia, reported earlier today to have signed with a NRI, is not yet listed
Here are today’s particulars.
Ortega CF, Hoerner SS, Schwindel 1B, Frazier DH, Gomes C, Velazquez LF, Vargas 2B, Machado 3B, Deichmann RF
Taylor DH, Turner 3B, Pollock LF, Smith C, Beaty 1B, McKinstry SS, Martin RF, Busch 2B, Outman CF
Alec Mills will start for the Cubs today.
Robbie Erlin will start for the Dodgers.
Also of interest:
Today’s game is on MLB Network. Here’s a list of providers currently carrying Marquee. There’s also a radio broadcast today 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.
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As we have done in the past, we’ll have a first-pitch thread at five minutes to game time and one overflow thread, 90 minutes after game time. For today, that will be 3 p.m. CT and 4:30 p.m. CT. There will be only one set of threads for both games today since they start at the same time.
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.