Take Two: Cubs Prepare For Postponed Home Opener

Take Two: Cubs Prepare For Postponed Home Opener

It began the season with a 5-4 road trip to Miami, Cincinnati and Milwaukee.

Thousands of fans headed back to Wrigley Field for the Cubs' postponed home opener against the Pirates.

"I woke up and saw everything going on", Maddon told reporters Monday, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Dela Cruz, who struck out in the first inning, went 3-for-4 with two doubles to go with his RBI and one run and helped the Pirates even their record to 3-3.

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The Cubs will give Rizzo additional treatmenet on Sunday but it's hardly a given that he will be on the field for the contest on Monday.

CARDINALS 5, DIAMONDBACKS 3 - Michael Wacha survived a three-walk first inning and five free passes in five innings and Jose Martinez cracked a three-run homer to highlight a four-run third inning against Arizona ace Zack Greinke in a Cardinals win at chilly Busch Stadium. Manager Joe Maddon said Rizzo might miss the Cubs' home opener on Monday against Pittsburgh, but he wasn't "overly concerned" after talking to the first baseman and the trainer.

Rizzo is averaging 7.8 FanDuel points per game this season.

"You want to be smart", Rizzo told reporters, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Expected cold temperatures Monday in Chicago could reek havoc on Rizzo's back stiffness, but temperatures are expected to rise throughout the week.

The Brewers have struggled with sloppy defense so far this season, already committing 13 errors in their first nine games.

"Anytime you're dealing with a back, obviously you never know", Maddon said, according to the Sun-Times.

For all the panic and comparisons to last season's slow start, the Cubs are sitting in a fantastic spot entering a long homestand. In his two starts last week, Taillon allowed two earned runs over 14-1/3rd innings.

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