Pregame Notes: Cubs look to make it three in a row against Rockies


September 29, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies manager

Walt Weiss

(22) watches game action during the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

A clutch home run off the bat of third base hopeful Mike Olt proved to be the difference in yesterday’s win over Oakland and the Cubs (2-3) will look to make it three wins in a row this afternoon as they take on the split-squad Colorado Rockies (1-5) at Cubs Park in Mesa. First pitch is slated for 2:05 p.m. CST.

Chris Rusin will start for Chicago in his second start of the spring. Other Cubs pitchers slated to throw today include Jeff Samardzija, Jose Veras and Pedro Strop. Right-hander Tyler Chatwood will start for the Rockies.

The game’s audio broadcast can be streamed at

Here are the starting lineups for today’s action.

First, for the visiting Colorado Rockies:

And for your Chicago Cubs: