Pregame Notes: Cubs take on Seattle in late night matchup


Mar 7, 2014; Tempe, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher

James McDonald

(55) pitches against the Los Angeles Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs (6-7) take on the Seattle Mariners (11-4) in Cactus League action late Wednesday night. Right-hander James McDonald (2-2, 5.76 ERA) will oppose veteran southpaw Randy Wolf (2-0, 5.28) at Peoria Stadium, Seattle’s spring home. First pitch is slated for 9:05 p.m. CT.

The Cubs are coming off a blowout loss at the hands of the Colorado Rockies, while Seattle has continued to impress this spring, currently sitting second in the Cactus League standings, behind only the Cleveland Indians (11-2). Instant replay will be in effect during tonight’s contest. First-year Cubs skipper Rick Renteria is yet to challenge a call this spring.

Here are tonight’s starting lineups.

First, for the visiting Chicago Cubs:

And for the home team on the scoreboard, the Seattle Mariners: