Cubs-Reds postponed in Cincinnati; doubleheader set for September
The Cubs-Reds series finale was postponed Wednesday afternoon in Cincinnati.
First pitch was set for 11:35 a.m. Chicago time Wednesday but weather in the area forced a delay. Nearly two hours after the original start time, the teams announced a postponement.
The game will be made up on Sept. 1 as part of a split doubleheader in Cincinnati with first pitch at 1:10 p.m. ET and Game 2 (the originally scheduled game) coming at 6:40 p.m. ET.
Due to the new balanced schedule this season, MLB teams are playing fewer games against their divisional rivals. That means the Cubs only have two trips to Cincinnati this season instead of three.
Sept. 1 is the next time the Cubs visit the Reds and it’s coming on the heels of an off-day and on the first day of expanded rosters, so the Cubs should be able to navigate the doubleheader.
The Reds took Game 1 of the series Monday, handing the Cubs a 7-6 loss. The Cubs bounced back with a 12-5 win Tuesday night in which they scored 11 runs after the 5th inning.
The Cubs are off Thursday before returning home to host the Texas Rangers for a 3-game series at Wrigley Field beginning on Friday. Marcus Stroman was the probable pitcher for Wednesday’s game and will likely start Friday’s contest.