After setting multiple attendance records in the first spring training at Cubs Park, the Chicago Cubs will play their final game this year at the beautiful facility today at 2:05 CT. For the last game at Cubs Park the Cubs will get to face their crosstown rivals, the Chicago White Sox.
Lefty Travis Wood will get his last start of spring training, and like Jeff Samardzija yesterday, will have a shortened outing. Wood hasn`t had a great spring according to the statistics, with an ERA all the way up near six, but of course with all these serious injuries lately we all should all be pleased Wood is still healthy and ready to go.
Felipe Paulino isn`t exactly lighting the world on fire either with his spring performance, with an ERA over six, but is also making his last start so it won`t matter very soon as the regular season nears.
Mike Olt, who was named to the opening day roster along with Ryan Kalish today, will get another start today. However, this time it will be at DH. Don`t worry about his shoulder, as it has been confirmed that it was indeed scheduled and he`s ready for opening day. After sitting out a couple days with ankle soreness, Justin Ruggiano is back in the lineup today to get his final reps in before the season starts.
Today`s game will luckily be on WGN, however with the White Sox` broadcast, so we can see Olt, Kalish and Anthony Rizzo all in the game today.
Here`s how the two teams will set up at Cubs Park this afternoon:
#Cubs lineup vs White Sox: Bonifacio SS, Kalish RF, Rizzo 1B, Olt DH, Sweeney CF, Castillo C, Ruggiano LF, Valbuena 3B, Barney 2B, Wood P
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 27, 2014
And the South Siders:
— Al Yellon (@bleedcubbieblue) March 27, 2014
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