St. Louis Cardinals: Wednesday Game Postponed; Thursday Double-Header
The St. Louis Cardinals were scheduled to play the Toronto Blue Jays in their second game of the series on Wednesday. However, due to poor weather, the game will be postponed to Thursday.
The St. Louis Cardinals will now have their first double-header of the 2017 season on Thursday after Wednesday’s game was postponed due to weather. The game was actually pushed back early Wednesday morning before the players even headed to the ballpark because of the imposing weather forecasts.
The double-header will be a day-night schedule on Thursday at Busch Stadium. All ticket holders for Wednesday’s game will be able to attend the 6:15 p.m. CST game Thursday against the Blue Jays. The original game on Thursday was scheduled for 12:45 p.m. CST and tickets for that game will be sold and accepted as normal. The announcement of the postponement and doubleheader came before noon right as rain began to pour in St. Louis.
Both the St. Louis Cardinals and Toronto Blue Jays are expected to keep their rotation order in tact. The Cardinals have Carlos Martinez and Adam Wainwright next up for Thursday.
The Toronto Blue Jays will look to Mat Latos, who was scheduled to pitch Wednesday, and will go to Casey Lawrence for the second game on Thursday.
So the match-ups will be Martinez vs. Latos (12:15 p.m. CST) and Wainwright vs. Lawrence (6:15 p.m. CST). The Cardinals dropped the first game of the series after a number of poor defensive plays and miscues. They lost in the 11th inning 6-5 after recording four errors, one of which lead to the game-winning run being scored.
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Hopefully the St. Louis Cardinals use their surprising day off to regroup and rebound from their extra inning loss. They are 9-11 after winning 6 of their last 8 games. The Cards are also 3.0 games back behind the NL Central leading Chicago Cubs (12-8).