Cubs Home Opener Postponed Due To Snow

Cubs Home Opener Postponed Due To Snow

Cubs Home Opener Postponed Due To Snow

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ABC 7 Chicago was on the scene and says that the grounds crew did everything they could to get Wrigley Field in playing shape but Mother Nature won the day. The complete-game mastery was Pittsburgh's first since Ivan Nova - who will pitch Monday against the Cubs - shut out the Marlins last April.

Some Cubs fans ventured south to Guaranteed Rate Field to watch the White Sox take on the Rays.

The National Weather Service predicted more snow or rain on Monday afternoon, but only a few tenths of an inch accumulation.

20-8 in their last 28 games in the first game of a series.

Milwaukee falls back to.500 on the season at 5-5.

Expected cold temperatures Monday in Chicago could reek havoc on Rizzo's back stiffness, but temperatures are expected to rise throughout the week. "When we're going to continue to be in the strike zone like we have been, I mean you see the results".

"We've got a lot of guys with a lot of good stuff", Morrow said. 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. Pittsburgh is also 1-7 in Nova's last eight starts and 1-4 in his last five starts in game one of a series. I think the first game we played 4 2/3 (innings) and ended up having that one canceled. Much of that scoring came without All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo, who has been out of the Cubs' lineup with a back injury.

Tyler Chatwood (0-1, 1.50 ERA) will make his second start of the season and his Cubs' Wrigley Field debut. This will be the third "home opener" the Pirates have played in. This is Tampa's only trip to Chicago this season.

"On the way out I had no idea if I was going to Cub Convention or Opening Day", Maddon said. "When you are at the 3, 3½ level. they made the right call".

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