Beautiful day at Wrigley as Giancarlo Stanton and the Miami Marlins are in town. They don’t score much, although their pitching has been decent.
All-Star Travis Wood gets the ball for the Cubs today. Righty Henderson Alvarez makes his Wrigley Field debut for the Fish.
Couple of pre-game notes from Dale Sveum’s meeting with the media:
*Junior Lake/Ryan Sweeney/Brian Bogusevic will be in a 3-man rotation for 2 spots (LF/CF) vs. right-handed starters with Nate Schierholtz playing RF.
*The plans for Scott Baker aren’t finalized, but after his start today with Kane County, one possibility is he could join the Cubs as a long man in the bullpen. No current plans to use him as a starter, unless somebody needs an extra day.
*Look for 4-5 more call-ups at some point (Iowa finishes its season today), including a catcher.
Enjoy the ballgame on WGN!