The Cubs have gotten out in front of the horrible weather that was going to make today’s game a tough one to play, and they’ve already punted it.
Today’s #Cubs-Angels game has been postponed due to the forecast for inclement weather throughout the day.
The makeup date is yet to be determined. Fans are encouraged to retain their tickets to use for the rescheduled contest. No ticket exchange is necessary. pic.twitter.com/CWNLHM9uZb
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 14, 2019
The weather is the weather, so this game was almost certainly not going to get in no matter what, and that’s nobody’s fault.
As for whether this is a good thing or a bad thing for the Cubs, you could make a lot of arguments in both directions. The Angels were going to be without Mike Trout today, and whenever the makeup is, that probably won’t be the case. In fact, they might also have Shohei Ohtani and Justin Upton back, too. So that’s not good. Also, the Cubs have a TON of off-days here in the early going, and virtually NO off-days late in the year. Having to reschedule for anywhere later in the year is definitely not good.
On the other hand, the Cubs were going to be set for a glorified bullpen day today, with Tyler Chatwood making the nominal start, so who knows how that would have gone. Mike Montgomery will soon be eligible to come off the Injured List (technically, as soon as tomorrow), and Jon Lester could return for his next time through the rotation. So now the Cubs will have even more options for how they want to set up their rotation for this Marlins series. And speaking of which, the Cubs can now head to Miami a little earlier if they want, set up shop, and get even more ready to sweep the dang Fish in Florida.
Also, whenever the makeup is scheduled, it’s probably going to be much worse on the Angels than the Cubs, since they may have to travel across the country for a single game instead of getting an off-day. As the Cubs know full well from last year, that sucks.
On the whole, I think I probably would’ve preferred that the Cubs were able to play today, but the weather just wasn’t going to permit it. C’est la Chicago in April.