Rain Washes Away Cubs Day-Night Split Squad Games

The Cubs lost two practice games Saturday due to heavy rains in the Phoenix area. The game against the Giants at Cubs Park (2:05pm CST) was cancelled after it was determined the field could not be played on. And the nightcap at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (8:10pm CST) was cancelled due to heavy rains. The Cubs players never got out of the bus in Scottsdale.

CubsMesaLogo-pubTravis Wood was scheduled to face the Giants and was able to get his work in via a simulated game at the Cubs’ complex. Edwin Jackson and Carlos Villanueva were scheduled to pitch against the Diamondbacks and the team has not released information on when they will pitch to keep both pitchers on schedule.

The Cubs announced they will play a ‘B’ game on Monday morning against the Angels in Tempe to make up some of the innings pitchers lost on Saturday. But the team has not said if Edwin Jackson and Carlos Villanueva will be pushed until Monday or if they will throw simulated games Sunday.

Jason Hammel was scheduled to face the Royals on Sunday at Cubs Park. According to reports, Hammel will still start Sunday’s exhibition game.

Neither game rained out on Saturday will be made up. Cactus League games are cancelled, not postponed. The Cubs will have to rearrange the players’ schedules due to losing a full day of practice.

Up next for the Cubs … Jason Hammel is scheduled to face the Royals on Sunday afternoon at Cubs Park in what will now be the team’s third game of the spring.

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  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

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  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Just announced … ‏Cubs change their pitching schedule. Edwin Jackson and Carlos Villanueva throw tomorrow. Hammel in the B game Monday

  • Eugene Debs

    You hate to miss any games with so many young guys in camp.

  • Tom U

    Sorry you missed out on today’s games. But you you could have been back here, It’s snowing (again)!

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  • paulcatanese

    Question,
    Why is one a Cub fan?
    How does one answer the question when asked, Why are you a Cub fan?
    Were you born on the North Side of Chicago?
    Is it hereditary?
    Is it the sympathy factor?
    Is it hatred for the White Sox?
    Is it envy of the teams that are better than the Cubs?
    Is it the park, the experience of being there?
    Is it that you support the City of Chicago?
    Is it the announcers?
    Do you have season tickets on the rooftops or at the field?
    What is it the hot dogs, the beer, the pizza?
    Is it WGN TV constantly scanning the bleachers for all the pretty girls?
    The party atmosphere, that has to be it.
    Got to say, I’ve been following this team for longer than I can remember and still cannot pinpoint the reason.
    Have three children, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren, and not one, I mean not one are Cub fans.
    So I say, one has to ask themselves, why, and what made us so?

    • Sonate

      Born on the South Side of Chicago circa 1950, I was a Cub fan because my parents were. It helped that ALL home games were televised during the day when I could watch. Sox night games were’t televised and my bed time was in the middle of the game! On radio, Bob Elson’s arid descriptions of Sox games paled beside Jack Quinlin’s ability to “be our eyes” on the field. Also Ernie Banks was an icon that overshadowed anything on the South Side (including Minnie). A final thought Paul. Back then the Cubs/Sox rivalry was friendly. I was common for fans at Wrigley to cheer when the scoreboard posted the Sox scoring runs against the Yanks. Now they cheer when Sox opponents score the runs! Not sure when that changed.

      • paulcatanese

        Very cool, you may be close to as old as I am.
        Bob Elson did a lot for me becoming a Cub fan. Nothing like listening to a road game of the White Sox, hearing the ticker tape, and Elson clicking two pieces of wood together simulating the bat hitting the ball. And his famous “How about that”, loved to sit under the broadcast booth at Sox Park and scream that out when opposing teams got a hit.
        Quinlin was the master on the radio, have never heard one better. Some good times back then.

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