Spring Training Game Thirty-Six: Cubs (17-16-1) vs. A’s (15-17-1)
Game Time – 3:05pm C.T.
Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Gameday Audio (MLB.com)
Location – Phoenix Municipal Stadium, Phoenix
Carlos Zambrano (3-1, 3.27/0.95) vs. Dallas Braden (1-0, 3.14/1.05)
Countdown to Opening Day…5 days. The Cubs last road game in Arizona and the final game with a 3:05pm C.T. start time. The exhibition season is almost over.
Carlos Zambrano’s final spring start figures to be a short tune-up just to get work in…Zambrano completed six strong innings his last time out against the White Sox. With the teams using the DH today, Zambrano will not be able to take his swings and will likely call it a day around the four-inning mark.
Today will be an exhibition battle of Opening Day starters…
The Cubs will face southpaw Dallas Braden today, who is inline to be Oakland’s Opening Day starter. The lefty has allowed five runs this spring, all earned, on 13 hits in four games, three starts (14 1/3 innings) with two walks and 10 strikeouts.
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