The rain forecast has hit the Chicago Cubs’ home schedule yet again.
The Cubs’ game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at 1:20 p.m. Friday was postponed due to bad weather.
It was rescheduled to 6:40 pm on Saturday as the second game of the split doubleheader. The game originally scheduled that day was changed to 12:05 pm, with the gates opening approximately 90 minutes before the first pitch for each game at 1:20 pm.
A separate ticket will be required to participate in the Games.
The Cubs have adjusted their start for the Dodgers series due to rain.
Left-hander Drew Smiley, who was on the mourning list on Tuesday, is expected to start Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader. Left-hander Daniel Norris will start Game 2, his first as a member of the Detroit Tigers since August 3, 2020. Left-hander Justin Steele was originally supposed to pitch on Saturday. Right-hander Marcus Strowman receives the ball for the Dodgers’ right-hander Walker Buehler versus marquee matchup for ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball.”
The rotation should get a boost soon. Left-hander Wade Miley hit four scoreless innings in his rehab at Triple-A Iowa on Thursday. Miley allowed two hits without a walk and three strikes on 41 pitches (28 strikes).
The outing represented Miley’s first game of action since the end of last season. Swelling of the left elbow kept him from pitching in a Cactus League game during spring training.
The Cubs will need to assess how Miley feels starting Thursday, but she may not need lengthy rehab before making her Cubs debut. The veteran has a good grasp of his hand and what he needs to prepare, so it will be interesting to see how much the Cubs want Miley to build up to his pitch count before he activates from the injured list.