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Cubs-Cardinals Game Postponed Due To Inclement Weather

The contest will be made up July 21 as part of a doubleheader.

April 16, 2018 - 11:44 am
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(670 The Score) A day after Cubs manager Joe Maddon expressed frustration with his team and the Braves being forced to play in miserable conditions Saturday, a second straight game at Wrigley Field was called off.

The Cubs-Cardinals game set for Monday night has been postponed. Temperatures were forecasted to be in the mid-30s in the evening with a wind chill dipping into the 20s. It had snowed earlier in the morning Monday.

The game will be made up on Saturday, July 21 as part of a split doubleheader at Wrigley Field. The makeup game will start at 12:05 p.m., while the regularly scheduled game will be played at 6:15 p.m.

Fans with tickets to Monday's game that was called off can use the same tickets for entry to the first game on July 21. No ticket exchange is necessary.

The Cubs and Braves had their game postponed Sunday because of similar weather conditions. Still, Maddon was upset that the teams played Saturday with temperatures in the 30s, high winds and steady rain. 

"The game itself is meant to be played in somewhat decent conditions," Maddon said Sunday. "The reasons are for grip, for footing. Come on, guys were wearing masks the whole game. When you see pitchers miss by that much and Javy (Baez's errant) throw to first base, this a  perfect example. All of those things are indicators to me (that the game shouldn't have been played). It's not rocket science. This is pretty common knowledge."

The Cubs and Cardinals are scheduled to play at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday and 1:20 p.m. Wednesday at Wrigley Field.

Cubs right-hander Tyler Chatwood and Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright had been scheduled to pitch Monday.

 

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