Cubs-Mets washed out by weather, doubleheader set for Saturday at Wrigley
The Cubs and Mets were postponed Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field due to the rainy forecast.
The two teams will meet up for a doubleheader Saturday at Wrigley Field. The first game will take place at 1:20 with the nightcap beginning at 7:05 p.m.
This is the Mets’ only trip into town this season. They beat the Cubs in the series opener Thursday evening by an 8-0 score.
Marcus Stroman was set to toe the rubber for Friday’s game against his former team. The veteran right-hander pitched for the Mets in 2019 and 2021, putting up a 3.21 ERA in 44 starts. He will start Game 1 with Drew Smyly taking the ball for Game 2.
Both Smyly and Stroman were activated off the IL last weekend in Los Angeles.
Stroman is 2-5 with a 4.91 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 10 starts this year. He has been on the IL twice — first with a bout of COVID-19 in May and then with a shoulder injury in early June that cost him over a month.
The Cubs’ first half schedule wraps up Sunday afternoon against the Mets before four days off during the All-Star Break.