Here are today’s particulars.
Madrigal 2B, Suzuki RF, Contreras C, Schwindel 1B, Happ LF, Wisdom 3B, Ortega CF, Rivas DH, Vargas SS
Marte 2B, Smith RF, Hummel LF, Beer 1B, Davidson 3B, McCarthy DH, Thomas CF, Perdomo SS, Herrera C
Justin Steele will start for the Cubs. Cubs scheduled relievers today: Mark Leiter Jr., Eric Yardley and Cayne Ueckert.
Zach Davies will start for the D-backs. Remember him? Other D-Backs pitchers today: Dan Straily, Noé Ramirez and Oliver Pérez.
Davies and Steele pitched in the same Cubs game three times in 2021. In those three games, Davies posted a 5.02 ERA (eight ER in 14⅓ innings) and Steele threw 2⅓ innings without allowing a run.
Also of note:
Umpires for #Dbacks (5-6) at #Cubs (6-4):— Umpire Crew (@UmpCrew) March 29, 2022
Rob Drake, Adrian Johnson, Scott Barry, Chad Whitson (base assignments not confirmed until first pitch)
First Pitch: 4:05 pm
Venue: Sloan Park
Today’s game is on Marquee Sports Network. Here’s a list of providers currently carrying Marquee.
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.
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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.