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Cubs vs. Reds at Mesa preview, Thursday 3/9, 2:05 CT

The Cubs return to Cactus League play.

Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Here are today’s particulars.

Cubs lineup:

Hoerner 2B, Happ LF, Swanson SS, Mancini 1B, Hosmer DH, Gomes C, Wisdom RF, Morel CF, Madrigal 3B

Reds lineup:

Newman DH, Friedl RF, Pinder 3B, Benson CF, Maile C, De La Cruz SS, Lopez 2B, Fairchild LF, Vosler 1B

Jameson Taillon will start for the Cubs. Other Cubs pitchers today: Danis Correa, Tyler Duffey, Michael Fulmer, Brandon Hughes, Julian Merryweather and Rowan Wick.

Hunter Greene will start for the Reds. Other Cincinnati pitchers today: Levi Stoudt, Casey Legumina, Alex Young and Jared Solomon.

Today’s game is on Marquee Sports Network. Here’s a list of providers currently carrying Marquee. There is a radio broadcast with the Reds announcers via WSAI-1360 that should be available via MLB Audio. If you miss the live TV broadcast, there will be a rebroadcast on Marquee at 7 p.m. CT. 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 Reds site Red Reporter. If you do go there to interact with Reds 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 p.m. CT and 3:30 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.