Tonight’s Cubs/Padres game has been postponed, and will be made up tomorrow as part of a day-night doubleheader. The games will be played at 1:20 and 6:05 (both times CST).
Apparently it is pouring now and not expected to let up any time soon – and there’s the matter of the low 20s wind chill this evening.
With the Cubs’ plan to go with an all bullpen effort today, the rainout is a bit of a kick in the grapes. Specifically, things could get dicey tomorrow in whichever game is the non-bullpen game (because the bullpen could be all used up and/or needing to be saved).
UPDATE: Sounds like the plan is to go with Matt Garza in game one and the bullpen cavalcade (James Russell to start) in game two. So what happens if Garza struggles early in the first game? Or the first game is high scoring but close and requires a number of relievers? Does Quade hold back knowing that he might need several pitchers in the second game? What a crappy position to be in, but it’s self-made – there was just no reason not to have a young starter ready to go by now.