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Jon Lester is pretty good, probably why the Cubs gave him a crap-ton of money this off-season. Lester was brilliant this afternoon as he was able to locate his cutter and off-speed stuff on both corners. The Cubs’ new ace worked three scoreless innings, giving up three hits, while walking no one, and striking out two. Mike Olt is bringing it this spring, he had another productive day in field, and at the plate (2-for-3, with two singles). The big hit came from an unlikely source, nine hitter Mike Baxter who ripped a two-run single off of Zack Greinke in the second inning to give the Cubs an early lead.
The Cubs will win today…. or they won’t, it doesn’t really matter at this point, but it would be fun to see a “W.” Jon Lester makes his second appearance of the spring today as the Cubs take on Zack Greinke and the Dodgers. First pitch today is at 3:05 PM CST, and can be seen on MLB.tv if you have a subscription, and the game is also on MLB Network if you have that. Here is how the Cubs will lineup today…
1. Fowler – CF
2. Rizzo – 1B
3. Castro – SS
4. Montero – C
5. Coghlan – LF
6. Olt – 3B
7. Sweeney – RF
8. Alcantara – 2B
9. Baxter – DH
Impressions? Well, Rizzo is back in the second spot, I still don’t think he will end up there, but he’s been there more often than not this spring. Arismendy Alcantara is clearly the “Ben Zobrist” of the Cubs in Maddon’s eyes, and that’s a pretty great thing. Let’s see if Mike Olt can continue his hot spring as he battles for a roster spot, I hope he does.
The Cubs go for their second straight win, and even more crazy, their second straight road win against the Brewers tonight. Coming off a 10 run outburst Dale Sveum has elected to go with the same lineup as last night behind Paul Maholm. Go Cubs!