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Cubs vs. Marlins Game 2 postponed, will be played Friday

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There’s a forecast of rain, so MLB didn’t want to take any chances.

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About 30 minutes ago, Jesse Rogers and other writers sent out this tweet. Rogers was one of the broadcasters scheduled to call the game:

Major League Baseball officially sent out a press release postponing the game due to “forecasted inclement conditions.”

This gives everyone a day of rest in what was going to be a postseason with very few off days. Yu Darvish will be starting Friday on six days’ rest instead of five, and if there’s a Game 3 it would be the only game played on Saturday.

If the Cubs vs. Marlins game is the only one scheduled Friday, it will instead be played at 6:08 p.m. CT. MLB says the time is “to be determined” for Saturday’s game, but as it would almost certainly be the only game played Saturday if we get that far, I’d think it would also wind up in an evening time slot.

Perhaps the extra day can get Cubs bats rolling.