Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Angels – 03/26/08

Spring Training Game Twenty-Nine: Cubs (13-14-1) vs. Angels (18-7)
Game Time – 3:05pm C.T. TV: MLB.TV – Radio: Gameday Audio on
Location – Tempe Diablo Stadium, Tempe

Carlos Zambrano (1-0, 0.60/0.73) vs. Jered Weaver (5-0, 1.33/0.74)

Updated – 2:35pm C.T. – With Roster Moves – According to Paul Sullivan in the Chicago Tribune, Ronny Cedeno and Mike Fontenot will make the Cubs’ Opening Day roster and Matt Murton will either be sent down or traded. According to a report on, Alex Cintron was released.

Talkin’ Cubs Live returns for the Cubs last road game in Arizona before the finale in the desert at HoHoKam Park on Thursday against the Brewers. For those of you new to the CCO, this is our way of previewing every game….so starting today, Talkin’ Cubs Live will be up on the site at least 2 hours prior to game time and will provide the Faithful a place to talk about the games….live.

Today’s pitching match-up figures to be a duel of Opening Day starters.

Carlos Zambrano skipped his last spring start on Friday and instead of pitching in Tucson against the Rockies, he pitched in a minor league game against the Padres Triple-A team. Zambrano was lights out the last time he faced the Angels, granted it was not a lineup full of their regulars, but it was still a dominating outing.

Zambrano most impressive stat of the spring….only 3 walks in 15 innings.

Lou Piniella’s offense figures to have their hands full today facing Jered Weaver. Weaver has been just as dominating as Zambrano and has already beaten the Cubs once this spring.

Lou Piniella still has a few roster spots to fill. So keep an eye on Alex Cintron, Ronny Cedeno, Matt Murton and Mike Fontenot today….just not at the plate, but in the field as well.

Let’s Talk Cubs Baseball….

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