Cubs-Braves postponed Sunday after playing through Saturday storm
Less than 24 hours after the two teams played through some ugly weather at Wrigley Field - a situation that prompted anger from both teams - the Cubs announced that Sunday afternoon's contest has been postponed due to inclement weather.
It will be made up on May 14 at 1:20 p.m. CT (2:20 p.m. ET).
On Saturday, the Cubs beat the Braves 14-10 after scoring 12 unanswered runs, including nine in a wild eighth inning. And they did it all while battling freezing temperatures, rain, and fog that left everyone in the ballpark cold and miserable, leading players and coaches in both dugouts to complain about being forced to play in conditions that hampered everything from their safety to getting a good grip on the baseball.
Sunday afternoon's forecast calls for temperatures of 37 degrees - it was 38 degrees at first pitch on Saturday - and a 90-percent chance of rain across the Chicagoland area, according to The Weather Network.
"(Postponing) is just the right thing to do," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Sunday, per Carrie Muskat of MLB.com. "It's not about getting games in. You want to be able to play the game at a (MLB) championship caliber level."
Tyler Chatwood had been scheduled to take the mound for the Cubs Sunday, opposite Atlanta's Julio Teheran. It was supposed to be the Braves' final game at Wrigley Field this season.
Weather has forced multiple other postponements across baseball this weekend, including in Minnesota, Detroit, and Cleveland. Four of Sunday's 16 scheduled games have now been called off.