Spring Training Game Ten: Cubs (ss) (5-4) vs. Reds (4-3)
Game Time – 2:05pm CST
Coverage – TV: None – Radio: MLB.com (Reds feed)
Location – HoHoKam Park
Sean Marshall (0-0, 2.25/1.00) vs. Homer Bailey (0-0, -.–/-.–)
Spring Training Game Eleven: Cubs (ss) (5-4) vs. White Sox (ss) (4-4-2)
Game Time – 3:05pm CST
Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 670 The Score, MLB.com (White Sox feed)
Location – Cashman Field, Las Vegas
Ryan Dempster (1-0, 0.00/0.00) vs. Lucas Harrell (0-0, 9.00/2.00)
Another split-squad day for the Chicago Cubs … half of Lou Piniella’s roster will face Dusty Baker and the Reds at HoHoKam while the other half completes the “Big League Weekend” at Cashman Field in Las Vegas.
The Reds joined the Cactus League this year and today will be the first time the Cubs have played the Reds in a Spring Training game since 1945 … today will also be the first appearance for Dusty Baker at HoHoKam Park since 2006.
The Cubs will be the home team at Cashman Field this afternoon.
Sean Marshall will make his third appearance of the spring, first start, today against the Reds. Marshall has given up a run on two hits with two walks and three strikeouts in four innings this spring.
Homer Bailey has made only one appearance this spring, a B-Team game, and reportedly his outing was impressive. Bailey tossed two scoreless innings with three strikeouts. Today will be Bailey’s Cactus League debut.
Derrek Lee is expected back in the lineup after being scratched on Friday afternoon.
Cubs vs. White Sox at Cashman Field
Ryan Dempster’s first outing against the A’s last Monday went as planned … two perfect innings in his first spring outing. Dempster should throw three innings this afternoon in his second spring tune-up.
Lucas Harrell will make his first start, second appearance, of the spring this afternoon for Ozzie Guillen. Harrell allowed two runs on two hits with a pair of walks and no strikeouts. While the other half of his team is at Camelback Ranch facing the Brewers, Guillen will try to beat the Cubs.
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