After a second straight weather-related postponement today, it was fair to ask whether the Cubs would keep the rotation in the same order and just bump everyone back yet again. And, yup, that’s what they’ll do.
It also looks like the Cardinals will do the same (NOPE, SEE UPDATE), so that means the match-ups for the new two-game series will be Tyler Chatwood versus Adam Wainwright, and then Jon Lester versus Michael Wacha. Kyle Hendricks now opens up the Rockies series in Colorado on Friday, eight days after his last start.
The Cubs will miss Luke Weaver in this series, as he’d been scheduled to go in the third game. He’s started the year off very well, so, hey, maybe that’s not the worst thing in the world.
UPDATE: Well, strike that second part:
Cards will alter rotation slightly. Wainwright pushes back to Tuesday.
Weaver keeps Wednesday schedule.
Wacha pushed out of series.
— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) April 16, 2018