Cardinals-Cubs game Wednesday postponed due to winter weather

Apr 19, 2018, 03:28
Cardinals-Cubs game Wednesday postponed due to winter weather

He was eligible to return on Monday, but the Cubs' game against the Cardinals was postponed because of poor weather.

Rizzo is concerned about teams playing games in April weather and players being forced to risk injury for an insane schedule that can be scaled back a bit to avoid such situations.

Rizzo believes a transition period with guaranteed contracts could be worked out, perhaps "grandfathering" them into a new system with new contracts reflecting fewer games played. Tickets to Wednesday's game will be honored on Thursday. When you think of Cubs and Cardinals, you think of a attractive Saturday at Wrigley Field.

Worth noting: The game time temperature was 35 degrees and according to the Cardinals, that matched the lowest temperature for a game in Chicago.

Javier Baez drove in four runs on Saturday for the second time in four days (also last Wednesday).

This marks the Cubs' fifth postponement of the season.

The Cardinals added three more after Pedro Strop retired the first two batters in the eighth. Willson Contreras singled with two out in the ninth, but Norris struck out Kyle Schwarber looking to end the game. He went 0 fo 3 with a walk.

Cardinals: Jose Martinez started at first after he left Sunday's 3-2 victory at Cincinnati following a collision with Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart.

Cubs: RF Ben Zobrist was scratched with back tightness.

Jason Heyward answered for Chicago with an RBI single in the fourth.