Coming off a day of split-squad games the club split, the Chicago Cubs (3-6) will take on the Cincinnati Reds (4-7) this afternoon at Goodyear Ballpark. First pitch is slated for 2:05 p.m. CST.
Right-hander Jason Hammel, formerly a member of the Baltimore Orioles, will make his Chicago Cubs debut this afternoon, as he takes the start for Chicago. He will be opposed by right-hander Alfredo Simon for the Reds.
As in recent days, there will be a free audio stream broadcast over at mlb.com for those interested.
Here are today’s starting lineups.
First, for your Chicago Cubs:
Revised #Cubs lineup: Bonifacio SS, Murphy 3B, Schierholtz RF, Castillo C, Olt 1B, Kalish CF, McDonald LF, Watkins 2B, Hammel P (No DH)
— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) March 8, 2014
And for the Cincinnati Reds:
#Reds lineup v. Cubs: Hamilton 8 Cozart 6 Votto 3 Bruce 9 Frazier 5 Mesotra 2 Schumaker 4 Negron 7 Simon 9
— John Fay (@johnfayman) March 8, 2014