After posting their first win of the season in Pittsburgh yesterday, the Cubs (1-2) look to keep the good times rollin’ as they open their 100th season at Wrigley Field today against the Philadelphia Phillies (1-2).
Chicago will send Travis Wood (0-0 0.00 ERA) to the mound to face the pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona, Roberto Hernandez (0-0, 0.00 ERA). Wood will try to continue what the starting staff has started in 2014 – Cub starting pitchers are 1-0 with an ERA of 0.95 in three games thus far.
It will also be a homecoming of sorts for Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg. After a Hall-of-Fame career in Cubbie blue, Sandberg will be a part of Opening Day at Wrigley Field for the first time in the opposing dugout. It will also be the first home game for first-year Cubs manager Rick Renteria.
Today’s game will be broadcast on 720 AM WGN, as well as on WGN-TV and MLB Network.
Here are the starting lineups for the home opener.
#Cubs lineup for the home opener: Bonifacio CF, Castro SS, Rizzo 1B, Schierholtz RF, Valbuena 3B, Castillo C, Sweeney LF, Barney 2B, Wood P
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 4, 2014
4/4 @Phillies lineup vs CHC Revere CF Rollins SS Utley 2B Byrd RF Howard 1B Ruiz C Brown LF Asche 3B Hernandez P
— MLBLineups (@mlblineups) April 4, 2014
Note: Rollins has since been scratched from the Phillies’ lineup.