Cubs-Brewers game postponed, will be made up May 30
After opening the season with a win, Mother Nature — not the Brewers — got the best of the Cubs Friday afternoon.
The Brewers-Cubs game was called for inclement weather. The game will be made up May 30 as part of a split doubleheader. Game 1 of the twin bill will start at 12:05 p.m. and game 2 will be at 6:40 p.m. Both games of the doubleheader will be 9-inning affairs.
The Cubs will push back their rotation a day, with lefty Justin Steele starting the game Saturday against the Brewers and Marcus Stroman making his Cubs debut Sunday. Both games are at 1:20 p.m. on Marquee Sports Network.
“Everybody’s trying to look out for the health of the players,” David Ross said after the game was called. “If we stop-go, stop-go, the pitching is what’s not all the way stretched out for a lot of teams, so with the conditions and the elements and not being able to be on the field, I think we all wanna play, but postponing it is probably just the smart thing.”
The off day also allows the Cubs to rest some of their bullpen arms. The Cubs used 5 different relief pitchers and none of their relievers had pitched on back-to-back days this spring. Now, theoretically, they will be available for the second game of the season on Saturday.