By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network
After splitting a pair of split-squad games yesterday, the Chicago Cubs return to full strength and will travel to Goodyear, Ariz., to face the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday afternoon at 4:05 p.m. ET / 3:05 p.m. CT.
The Cubs lost 3-2 to the Arizona Diamondbacks, while winning 2-0 over the San Diego Padres in yesterday’s split-squad games. In the game against San Diego, starter Paul Maholm turned in his finest outing of the spring. The left-hander worked five scoreless innings where he struck out six. Also Carlos Marmol returned to action for the first time since last week after being taken out of the game with a hand cramp and helped preserved the shutout.
Today the Cubs will send right-hander Matt Garza to the mound against the Reds. Garza is 2-2 this spring with a 5.84 ERA. He’ll be opposed by Cincinnati right-hander Mat Latos, who is 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA in four spring starts.
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 Reds!