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Cubs vs. Padres at Peoria preview, Saturday 3/26, 3:10 CT

Another visit to the west Valley.

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

A bit of news:

Here are today’s particulars.

Cubs lineup:

Frazier LF, Hoerner SS, Wisdom 1B, Gomes C, Rivas DH, Hermosillo RF, Ortega CF, Vargas 2B, Morel 3B

Padres lineup:

Abrams SS, Profar LF, Machado 3B, Voit DH, Hosmer 1B, Caratini C, Mazara RF, Rosario 2B, Azocar CF

Drew Smyly will start for the Cubs today, making his Cubs debut. Cubs relievers scheduled today: Scott Effross, Michael Rucker, Cayne Ueckert and Rowan Wick.

Ryan Weathers will start for the Padres. Padres relievers: Dinelson Lamet, Craig Stammen, Emilio Pagan, Tim Hill, Ian Krol and Kevin Kopps.

Today’s game is on Marquee Sports Network (it’ll be the Padres announcers). Here’s a list of providers currently carrying Marquee. There will also be a radio broadcast on 670 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.

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 3:05 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.