Pirates, Cubs snowed out in Chicago

11 April, 2018, 12:45 | Author: Anita Tucker
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Before the game, Loyola's men's basketball team shared the spotlight and the beloved Sister Jean tossed out a ceremonial first pitch.

Meanwhile, the Cubs are 20-8 in their last 28 during game one of a series and 36-15 in their last 51 home games following a road trip of seven or more days.

But if the Pirates are going to get off on the right foot in Chicago this season, they will need more solid pitching efforts like the one they got from their ace on Sunday. While they posted only a trio of runs in their 3-0 win over the Brewers on Sunday, the Cubs produced 20 runs in their four-game series against Milwaukee. With AP Photos.The Chicago Cubs' home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates has been postponed a day because of snow. This will be the third "home opener" the Pirates have played in.

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The Cubs will be without All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Monday.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon told reporters he would rather sit Rizzo on Monday with an off day coming Tuesday than to make matters worse. "I can't play tomorrow and set myself back 10 days or 5-6 days".

Chicago will be bringing out RHP Tyler Chatwood on Monday. Rizzo was to have been re-evaluated Tuesday morning before the Cubs determined it best to place him on the DL.

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"I think all of us are ready to get to Miami", he said.

Maddon is a big proponent of giving players rest - like "American Legion Week" - and is always calling for his guys to reduce the amount of batting practice and other stuff they have to do on a daily basis. He struck out four and has held Pittsburgh, posting a 1.50 ERA in two career starts versus the Buccos.

The Chicago Cubs have pushed back the scheduled start time for their home opener because of a steady snowfall over Wrigley Field. Chatwood allowed one earned run, four hits and six walks in six innings in his first start against Cincinnati while striking out four.

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