For the fifth time already this season, the Cubs had a game postponed because of bad weather.
Their afternoon game with the Cardinals was pushed to 1:20 p.m. Thursday, which had been a scheduled off day for both clubs.
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The Cubs moved their starters back another day, with Jon Lester going against the Cardinals’ Luke Weaver in the finale of a series that already had been shortened two games because of Monday’s postponement (rescheduled for July 21 as part of a doubleheader).
Veteran Ben Zobrist, who was a late scratch Tuesday because of back stiffness, is day-to-day. He is not expected to start Thursday with predicted temperatures in the 40s.
Wednesday’s postponement was the Cubs’ third in four days and fourth during the scheduled nine-game homestand. They’re 2-4 since starting their home season with a delayed opener April 10.
The Cubs head to Colorado next for a two-city road trip that also includes Cleveland.