By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network
The Chicago Cubs will look to continue their winning ways this week as they host the Cleveland Indians at HoHoKam Park on Wednesday afternoon at 4:05 p.m. ET / 3:05 p.m. CT.
Yesterday the Cubs defeated the Cincinnati Reds 7-4 in Goodyear behind late home runs by Welington Castillo and Dave Sappelt.
Today the Cubs will send right-hander Jeff Samardzija to the mound against the Indians. Samardzija is competing for a spot in the Cubs starting rotation, and has been impressive this spring in four starts. In 14 innings he hasn’t walked a batter and has struck out 11.
Pitching for the Indians is right-hander Josh Tomlin, who is 0-2 with an 8.47 ERA this spring.
Fans can listen to the game on Cubs.com with Cubs television voice Len Kasper teaming up with Smokies broadcaster Mick Gillispie. The duo will be joined by Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune during the broadcast.
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 Indians!