Next up on the spring training schedule for the Chicago's North Side team, the Cubs, is the San Diego Padres. The Padres and Cubs will play a 3:05 EDT game Saturday at HoHoKam Park in Mesa, Ariz.
The Cubs, 10-8 winners over the Colorado Rockies on Friday, will start Travis Wood against the Padres. Wood, who has had his problems on the mound this spring, will be making his fourth appearance of the exhibition season. In his three previous appearances, he has given up 13 earned runs on 13 hits and six walks in just 4 2/3 innings of work. Randy Wells, who has not given up a run or walked a batter in 5 2/3 innings, is expected to follow Wood on the mound.
Anthony Bass will get the start against the Cubs on Saturday and is scheduled to go the first four innings. Bass, who is bidding to make the Padres' pitching staff as a long reliever, has a 2.00 ERA in spring exhibition games.
Chicago comes into Saturday's game with a 10-12 Cactus League record and fresh off a 10-8 win over the Colorado Rockies on Friday. The Padres are 13-9 so far this spring.