Unlike many years when the first night game at Wrigley Field is played in deplorably bad conditions, it should be not-so-awful at the ballpark tonight; temperatures should be in the upper 40's or low 50's at game time, with light winds and clear skies.
In the meantime, the six postponed games yesterday was the most on one day since April 12, 1997, when eight games were rained out. Today, games in Boston, Philadelphia and possibly Washington are again in jeopardy of weather delays or postponements.
Today's game will be the 338th game played under the lights at Wrigley Field. The Cubs have a .516 winning percentage in home night games (174-163), better than their percentage in home day games since the first night game was played (568-554, .506).
|Today's Starting Pitchers|
In five career games (four starts) vs. the Padres, Marquis is 2-2 with a 4.63 ERA, not too far off his career averages.
Here's today's MLB.com Mediacenter, for your convenience. I am not yet certain if the game will be on Extra Innings; if it is, it will be the Cub telecast as I believe the local SD channel is not available outside of San Diego (and I'm sure the Smooth Jazz Man will correct me if I'm wrong).
Discuss amongst yourselves.