4/22 Lineup & extra bases
Starlin Castro is back in the No. 3 spot for the second straight game for the Cubs. Here’s today’s lineup:
* Pitching matchups for the Dodgers at Cubs series:
Today: Chad Billingsley (1-1, 4.91 ERA) vs. Casey Coleman (1-0, 4.22 ERA)
Saturday: Ted Lilly (1-2, 4.09 ERA) vs. Ryan Dempster (1-2, 6.84 ERA)
Sunday: Hiroki Kuroda (2-2, 3.33 ERA) vs. Carlos Zambrano (2-0, 4.21 ERA)
* Geovany Soto threw out three baserunners in Wednesday’s second game. He’s the first Cubs catcher in 15 years to throw out three in one game. Scott Servais last did that April 15, 1996, at Wrigley Field. Soto has thrown out seven of 25 runners.
* Today is 22q Awareness Day at Wrigley Field, hosted by Ryan Dempster. Fans coming to the game will receive a special Ryan Dempster photo card and support bracelets. Dempster has invited 175 kids, nurses and supporters to the game. Abby Oates, who is affected by the 22q deletion, will throw out the first pitch. The Ryan and Jenny Dempster Family Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of 22q11.2 deletion, known as DiGeorge Syndrome, and reaching out to families with children with the disorder as well as charities that support them.
* Former Cubs catcher Randy Hundley was scheduled to sing the seventh inning stretch. … Kosuke Fukudome’s new daughter’s name is Haruka, which means “spring.”
– Carrie Muskat