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Arizona Diamondbacks Spring Training Gameday Thread, #26: 3/23 vs. Chicago Cubs

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Can the D-backs complete a spring sweep of the World Series champion Cubs, on the one-year anniversary of the loss of Joe Garagiola Sr?

Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks

Diamondbacks line-up

  1. Jeremy Hazelbaker CF
  2. David Peralta RF
  3. Brandon Drury 2B
  4. Jake Lamb 3B
  5. Chris Owings SS
  6. Daniel Descalso LF
  7. Chris Iannetta C
  8. Kristopher Negrón 1B
  9. Zack Greinke RHP
    + RHP Randall Delgado, LHP Jorge De La Rosa, LHP T.J. McFarland, RHP Tyler Jones

Arizona took the first two games against Chicago this pre-season, first winning 3-1 on March 2nd, behind Shelby Miller, then prevailing by a 7-3 margin on March 15 at Sloan Park, in a game Taijuan Walker started. This will be a good test for Greinke, in his penultimate start before taking the field against the San Franscisco Giants on Opening Day, and it looks like a reasonable strength Cubs line-up.

Interesting to note the team running Descalso out in left-field this afternoon. I wonder if they are going to try and minimize the need for any 40-man roster moves by using Descalso, Chris Herrmann, etc in left until Yasmany Tomas is ready to come back? This one’s radio only, streamable through mlb.com.