The Chicago Cubs (5-12) open a series against the league’s worst club, the Arizona Diamondbacks (5-15) at Wrigley Field tonight, looking to pick up their first series win of the season – a task that has, thus far, remained elusive for Ricky Renteria’s team.
Renteria will hand the ball to the lone All-Star from last season’s club, southpaw Travis Wood (0-2, 3.00 ERA), who is still looking for his first win of the campaign.
In his last start, Wood allowed two runs and 11 hits over 5 2/3 innings against the Yankees in the Bronx, a doubleheader during which the Cubs’ offense failed to score a single run against New York pitching.
Offseason acquisition Bronson Arroyo (1-1, 9.95 ERA) will toe the rubber for Arizona, which enters play on Monday with the worst record in all of baseball. In his last outing, the veteran right-hander lasted just 3 1/3 innings, allowing nine runs against the Mets.
Tonight’s game will be broadcast on WGN 720 AM and CSN+ in the Chicagoland area.
Here are tonight’s lineups:
Dbacks lineup vs. Cubs (LHP Wood): Owings, Hill, Goldschmidt, Prado, Ross, Trumbo, Montero, Campana, Arrroyo.
— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) April 21, 2014
4/21 @Cubs lineup vs. ARI Bonifacio 2B Valbuena 3B Rizzo 1B Schierholtz RF Castro SS Sweeney CF Castillo C Kalish LF Wood P
— MLBLineups (@mlblineups) April 21, 2014