New Cubs closer Brandon Morrow, who pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers past year and the San Diego Padres before that, appeared to enjoy the snow, but he seemed as glad as anyone the Cubs will try it in better weather the rest of the week. The 26-year old right-fielder had a very quiet 2017 season, hitting only 11 homers with 35 RBI's in 108 games.
During Sunday's game, second baseman Ben Zobrist launched his first home of the season against Chase Anderson in the fourth inning against the Brewers to put the Cubs up 1-0.
CARDINALS 5, DIAMONDBACKS 3 - Michael Wacha survived a three-walk first inning and five free passes in five innings and Jose Martinez cracked a three-run homer to highlight a four-run third inning against Arizona ace Zack Greinke in a Cardinals win at chilly Busch Stadium. Their pitching staff owns a 4.62 team ERA, positioning them 21st in the Major Leagues. What is the best play on the board for bettors if these National League Central rivals do actually play this afternoon?
The Cubs are still the only team left to have not played a home game this season. He struck out four and has held Pittsburgh, posting a 1.50 ERA in two career starts versus the Buccos.
The Cubs are 10-4 in their last 14 home games dating back to last season and are 13-5 in their last 18 divisional matchups.
Rizzo, 28, has been dealing with back tightness since last Monday. Chatwood has limited the Pirates to only two runs in 12 career innings, and he was sharp in his Cubs debut, holding Cincinnati to one run on four hits in six innings.
The Chicago Cubs finally get to play at Wrigley Field again.
The game was scheduled to be a 1:20p CDT start and was pushed back 1 hour before snowfall led to the decision to wait until Tuesday.
But cold weather or not, the Pirates will look to stay hot.