Some Cubs fun!
After the Cubs' no-hitter the other day, Tucker Barnhart gifted fellow catchers Yan Gomes and Luis Torrens matching Spider-Man watches and got Mario Bros. watches for Tommy Hottovy and Chris Young. He also got all 4 sparkling grape juice.— Tony Andracki (@TonyAndracki23) March 5, 2023
"I like to have fun," Barnhart said.
Here are today’s particulars.
Madrigal 3B, Swanson SS, Happ LF, Mancini RF, Bellinger CF, Gomes C, Bote 2B, Mervis 1B, Velázquez DH
Blackmon RF, Bryant DH, McMahon 2B, Cron 1B, Castro CF, Diaz C, Montero 3B, Daza LF, Tovar SS
Drew Smyly will start for the Cubs. Other Cubs pitchers today: Michael Fulmer, Brandon Hughes, Michael Rucker, Manuel Rodríguez and Brendon Little. It will be the first appearance of the spring for Hughes.
Austin Gomber will start for the Rockies. Other Colorado pitchers today: Connor Seabold, Brent Suter, Pierce Johnson and Logan Allen.
Today’s game is on Marquee Sports Network. Here’s a list of providers currently carrying Marquee. No radio/audio today. If you miss the live TV broadcast, there will be a rebroadcast on Marquee at 9 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 Rockies site Purple Row. If you do go there to interact with Rockies 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 2:05 p.m. CT and 3:40 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.