Cubs Vs. Athletics Preview: Samardzija Looks To Impress In Second Start

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija has been impressive in limited innings this spring, giving up only two earned runs in six innings and holding opponents to a .150 BAA. But six innings is obviously a small sample, and Samardzija will need to keep up that production if he's going to convince Cubs fans, and the the team's new brass, that he's ready to turn the corner and leave the inconsistencies that has plagued his career behind.

He will be joined in the starting line up by a mixture of Cubs regulars, back ups and sure minor leaguers. Here is today's line up, with the first pitch coming at 3:05 p.m. CT.

1. Reed Johnson, RF

2. Blake DeWitt, 3B

3. Alfonso Soriano, LF

4. Joe Mather, CF

5. Bryan LaHair, 1B

6. Wellington Castillo, C

7. Junior Lake, SS

8. Adrian Cardenas, 2B

9. Jeff Samardzija, P

For more on the offseason, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more from around baseball, head over to Baseball Nation. To keep track of all rumors and happenings in the game, check out MLB Daily Dish.


Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.