Here are today’s particulars.
Hoerner 2B, Happ LF, Swanson SS, Mancini RF, Bellinger CF, Hosmer 1B, Wisdom 3B, Gomes C, Morel DH
Carroll CF, Ahmed SS, Kelly DH, Walker 1B, Evans 3B, Hager 2B, Herrera C, Roberts RF, Tawa LF
Drew Smyly will start for the Cubs. Other Cubs pitchers today: Michael Fulmer, Brandon Hughes, Anthony Kay and Brendon Little.
Madison Bumgarner will start for the D-Backs.
Today’s game is on Marquee Sports Network. Here’s a list of providers currently carrying Marquee. If you miss the live TV broadcast, there will be a rebroadcast on Marquee at 7 p.m. CT.
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 D-Backs 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.
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.
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.