St. Louis Cardinals: Game 2 is Rained Out


The second game of the season turned out to be a wash for the St. Louis Cardinals due to the weather in Chicago.

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Right-handed starting pitcher Lance Lynn was originally scheduled to pitch in Game 2 and will still pitch in Game 2 for the Cardinals, only on Wednesday afternoon instead of Tuesday. The game will be televised live on the MLB Network for those fans outside of the viewing area.

With Lynn pitching on Wednesday, the series against the Cincinnati Reds will now feature John Lackey, Michael Wacha and Carlos Martinez taking the mound. This puts staff ace Adam Wainwright in line to start the home opener in St. Louis. For Wainwright, he will become the first pitcher since 1989 to start Opening Day/Night on the road and also taking the start in the home opener.

According to’s Jenifer Langosch, the Cardinals were unable to get much done in terms of workouts due to the renovations going on at Wrigley Field. A workout was held on Monday for an hour and while there were players that showed up Tuesday, the tarp covering the field and no access to the batting cages meant having very little to do outside of spending time in the training room or playing catch on the grass in the outfield.

“I figured it would be cold and nasty but we’d play,” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said about the weather according to Langosch. “It didn’t work out that way. It was nice we had that workout yesterday. When you’re at this point in the season, you just want to play.”

With the postponement, the bathrooms at the renovated Wrigley Field may see improvements with no fans coming into the stadium to see ballgames on Monday or Tuesday.

As far as a makeup date goes, it will be made up at a later date even though both teams have an off day on Thursday.