After attempting to wait for a "window" to play baseball Monday night at Wrigley Field, the Cubs announced about 7:10 p.m. that the game against the Padres was postponed due to moderate-to-heavy rain expected to last through the evening.
The game has been rescheduled as part of a split doubleheader Wednesday. The first game will begin at 12:05 p.m. CT and tickets from Monday's game are good for that game. The ballpark will be cleared between games and it will re-open for the regularly scheduled 7:05 p.m. game Wednesday approximately 90 minutes after the first game ends.
With the only common off days for the two teams occurring either during a Cubs West Coast trip or a Padres homestand, this was really the only option for a rainout makeup.
The Cubs have set this pitching rotation for the rest of the series:
Lester to start Tue. Hendricks in Game 1, Lackey Game 2 for #Cubs— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) May 10, 2016
Because the Cubs have two scheduled off days within the next week (Thursday and next Monday), they can keep everyone on rotation, at least for now. The weather forecast for the next two days isn't that much better than tonight's, so hopefully the Cubs and Padres can somehow get at least two of the three games in, and then worry about the other one later.
The Padres did actually take batting practice before the game, though the Cubs didn't. About 6 p.m. the cages were taken off the field, the field prepared for the game, and the tarp rolled out. It started raining harder just a bit before 7 p.m.
One final note from the Washington series: You might have heard this story, about Bryce Harper giving a jar of money to a homeless woman who was on Sheffield Avenue near the Nationals' team bus. I heard this evening that this did, in fact, happen. Good for Harper and the Nats.
Tomorrow, hopefully, there will be baseball at Wrigley.