After waiting about an hour and 40 minutes past game time while rounds of showers and thunderstorms passed through the area around Wrigley Field, the Cubs postponed Monday night’s game against the Brewers.
The game will be made up tomorrow as part of a split doubleheader, with the first game at 1:20 p.m. CT followed by the regularly scheduled 7:05 p.m. CT contest. Both games are scheduled for seven innings.
Tickets to Monday’s postponed game will be valid to use for tomorrow’s rescheduled 1:20 p.m. CT contest. Gates are expected to open approximately 90 minutes before first pitch.
The Cubs remind everyone of the following:
Mobile tickets via the MLB Ballpark app will automatically update with the makeup game information. No ticket exchange is necessary. Separate tickets are required for each game. Fans must exit the ballpark after the completion of the makeup game. Gates will reopen approximately 90 minutes after the last pitch of the first game for the regularly scheduled 7:05 p.m. CT game.
Some people wonder why the game couldn’t have been started on time, since it wasn’t raining. Lightning was in the area and fans were ordered to shelter in place. Eventually some rain did come through, several times, and as I write this it’s raining yet again near the ballpark. The worst thing to do would be to start and stop — the Cubs handled this delay as well as they possibly could have, in my view.
It’s not yet certain what the teams will do with pitching for Tuesday’s doubleheader. Alec Mills was supposed to start Monday and he’ll likely throw one of the games. The Cubs said earlier that they would recall Justin Steele to start Tuesday so he’ll also likely start one of the games.
I’ll have more information in the game preview Tuesday for Game 1. That will post at 11:30 a.m. CT tomorrow.