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Cubs' home opener postponed due to weather, field conditions

11 April, 2018, 12:43 | Author: Christina Hansen
  • Milwaukee Brewers' Jeff Bandy right beats the throw home to score the go-ahead run as Chicago Cubs' Wilson Contreras left awaits the ball during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday

Thousands of fans headed back to Wrigley Field for the Cubs' postponed home opener against the Pirates. But things got no better with the weather, and the grounds crew was still out with leaf blowers early Monday afternoon trying to clear the snow. While they posted only a trio of runs in their 3-0 win over the Brewers on Sunday, the Cubs produced 20 runs in their four-game series against Milwaukee.

The Pirates will benefit from missing Yu Darvish's turn in the rotation and the Cubs' offense had an uneven first week, but the Cubs possess one of the best lineups in the National League with three capable starting pitchers and a deep bullpen. There wasn't quite as much snow on the South Side, and the series against Tampa Bay is the only scheduled trip to Chicago for the Rays, so rescheduling their game would have been more hard.

The Pirates (7-2) will enter Monday's series opener fresh off a 5-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in which Jameson Taillon allowed just one hit and struck out seven. My rookie year (with Seattle), we went into Cleveland and had four games snowed out. "Been limiting the free passes for the most part, and just really going in with a lot of confidence".

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The Cubs (5-4) and Pirates (7-2) will push their scheduled starters back a day.

The game was initially delayed an hour Monday, before finally being canceled.

The Cubs will be without All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Monday. Chatwood has limited the Pirates to only two runs in 12 career innings, and he was sharp in his Cubs debut, holding Cincinnati to one run on four hits in six innings. He has been sidelined by back tightness, but he might be able to play in the rescheduled home opener.

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Tyler Chatwood will make his second start of the season, aiming for his first win as a member of the Cubs.

Roger Bossard, the head groundskeeper for the White Sox, said the Cubs had to deal with more than 3 inches of snow.

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