By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network
The last full week of spring training begins for the Chicago Cubs with a match-up against the San Diego Padres at HoHoKam Park on Monday afternoon at 4:05 p.m. ET / 3:05 p.m. CT.
This will be one of two Cub games today, as the club is in split-squad action for the last time this spring. The other Cubs will travel to play the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Paul Maholm will be on the mound for the Cubs against the Padres. The southpaw is making his third appearance of spring and is 0-1 with a 1.80 ERA in five innings. Maholm has already locked down a spot in the Cubs starting rotation, as manager Dale Sveum said he would occupy the fifth spot once the season begins.
Right-hander Tim Stauffer will pitch for the Padres. In four starts this spring, Stauffer is 1-1 with a 6.39 ERA.
Fans can listen to the game on Cubs.com with Cubs television voice Len Kasper teaming up with Smokies broadcaster Mick Gillispie.
The coverage on Cubs.com begins with The United Airlines Lead-Off Show, which starts at 3:50 p.m. ET/ 2:50 p.m. CT. Fans do not have to sign up for an MLB.TV or MLB.com account to listen, just click MLB.com next to the Cubs and Mariners and you’re tuned in.
Along with Cubs.com, the broadcast is also available through the MLB.com At Bat 12 app for mobile devices, which can be purchased here.
Be sure to listen in to Len and Mick as the Cubs face the Padres!