Results tagged ‘ Cubs Lineup ’

Final Spring Game – Cubs Lineup vs Brewers

A welcome sight to players and fans alike, the last game of spring training is here.  The Cubs will battle the Brewers today at 2:05 PM Central, then break camp and head North for the start of the 2012 season.  The bullpen decisions still loom as the Cubs most likely will not finalize their 25 man roster until tomorrow.  Here is how the Cubs lineup today, Sveum wanted to go with his opening day lineup but LaHair was a late scratch with a stiff back which has plagued him for the last few days.  Travis Wood takes the ball before heading to Iowa.

RF DeJesus
2B Barney
SS Castro
LF Soriano
3B Stewart
C Soto
CF Byrd
1B DeWitt
DH Johnson

We preview the first series of the year against the Nationals tonight or tomorrow, check back later on.

Thanks for reading,
– George Cotugno

Cubs 25 Man Roster – Position Players

The Cubs coaching staff and front office continues to mull over the final members of the bullpen with some saying that the final decisions will not be made until the Cubs workout day at Wrigley on Wednesday.  In the meantime, here are all the position players that will be on the Cubs 25 man roster opening day.

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April 2, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs D-Backs

The Cubs continue to wind down the spring today as they face the Diamondbacks in Scottsdale at 3:05 PM Central.  Jay Jackson takes the ball today, while Jeff Samardzija tuned up for the regular season at Minor League camp.  Here’s how the Cubs will line up.

2B Barney
RF Johnson
SS Castro
LF Soriano
1B Baker
C Soto
CF Byrd
3B Mather
P Jackson

Thanks for reading,
– George Cotugno

March 31, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs Angels

Last day of March, opening day is inching closer.  The Cubs face off against a familiar foe this afternoon, Albert Pujols, he is in the lineup and batting third.  should be a good test for Maholm today, the game is at 3:05 PM Central, and is on Comcast Sports Net today.

RF DeJesus
SS Barney
3B Stewart
2B Baker
1B LaHair
LF Johnson
C Clevenger
RF Mather
P Maholm

Thanks for reading,
– George Cotugno

March 27, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs. Reds

Matt Garza gets the start Tuesday when the Cubs travel to Goodyear to face the Reds. Here’s the lineup:

RF DeJesus
2B Barney
LF Soriano
1B LaHair
3B Mather
CF Byrd
SS Amezaga
C Castillo
P Garza

Notes:  The Cubs signed reliever Shawn Camp from the Seattle Mariners yesterday.  Camp was more than serviceable with the Blue Jays last year, I wasn’t the only one surprised about him being released, he was too “I was a little surprised,” Camp said about being released. “I was having a good spring, came in on a Major League deal. They decided to go in a different direction. They decided to go with youth. For me, it was kind of a shock. To tell you the truth, it doesn’t surprise me.  Trevor Miller was released by the Cubs as well, the 38 year old really didn’t have a spot in this organization once it was clear he wasn’t making the team.

The Cubs split a pair of games yesterday, winning 2-0 against the Padres and falling 3-2 to the Diamondbacks, tremendous effort from the Cubs arms yesterday.

March 26, 2012 – Cubs Split-Squad Lineups

Lineup vs. Padres

Johnson – CF
Barney – 2B
Castro – SS
LaHair – 1B
Soto – C
Baker – RF
Gonzalez – 3B
Campana – LF
Maholm – P

Lineup vs. D-Backs

DeJesus – RF
Byrd – CF
DeWitt – 2B
Stewart – 3B
Clevenger – C
Sappelt – LF
Lalli – 1B
Amezaga – SS
Jay Jackson – P

Thanks for reading,
– George Cotugno

March 24, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs. Padres

The Cubs take on the Padres, and Travis Wood tries to get his ERA back into the Earths atmosphere today.  Game will be televised on WGN TV today at 3:00 PM, the game is also on WGN radio for those of you running around on this damp and dreary Staurday in Chicagoland.

1. David DeJesus, RF
2. Marlon Byrd, CF
3. Blake DeWitt, 2B
4. Alfonso Soriano, LF
5. Jeff Baker, 3B
6. Darwin Barney, SS
7. Joe Mather, 1B
8. Welington Castillo, C
9. Travis Wood, P

Thanks for reading, go Cubs!
– George Cotugno

March 23, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs Rockies

The Cubs hit the road today to face the Colorado Rockies.  Jeff Samardzija takes the mound in one of his last opportunities of the spring to prove he belongs in the Cubs rotation.  Based on Sveums rotation comments earlier it sounds like Samardzija is ticketed for the #3 spot.  Here’s how the Cubs line up today.  First pitch – 3:10 PM CST, available on MLB.com.

DeJesus – RF
Stewart – 2B
Castro – SS
LaHair – 1B
Soto – C
Byrd – CF
Johnson – LF
Barney – 2B
Samardzija – P

Thanks for reading,
– George Cotugno

March 15, 2012 – Cubs Split Squad Lineups

Cubs vs. Diamondbacks in Mesa

RF Johnson
CF Byrd
SS Castro
LF Soriano
1B Baker
C Soto
2B Barney
3B Vitters
P Dempster

Cubs vs. Rockies in Scottsdale

RF DeJesus
2B DeWitt
3B Stewart
1B LaHair
CF Mather
LF Jackson
C Castillo
SS Lake
P Lopez

Happy March Madness, even better?  Two Cubs games in one day, check back tonight for full recaps from both games!

Thanks for reading,

George Cotugno

March 13, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs Giants

Cubs hit the road on Tuesday to face the San Francisco Giants in Scottsdale.  Chris Volstad makes his second start looking to build on his first start of the Spring which was dominant.  Here’s how the Cubs lineup today…

RF DeJesus

2B Barney

SS Castro

LF Soriano

1B LaHair

3B Mather

C Clevenger

CF Sappelt

P Volstad

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