With rain pouring down on Wrigley Field and no expectation of it stopping, the MLB announced that Game 4 of the National League Divisional Series between the Washington Nationals and the Chicago Cubs has been postponed to Wednesday. The league made the call at 5:15 p.m. local time, 45 minutes after the first pitch of the game was suppose to be thrown.
The Cubs, who currently lead the series 2-1, will continue with their plan to start Jake Arrieta as their starting pitcher for Wednesday’s game, according to Cubs manager Joe Madden after the postponement.
Meanwhile, the Nationals were initially considering Stephen Strasburg for the start, but he has not been feeling well and has been unable to get practice in. Keeping Strasburg out could benefit the Nationals if they can force a Game 5 as he is expected to be healthy by then. Nationals manager Dusty Baker said he will stick with Tanner Roark as his starting pitcher for Wednesday’s game.
The game will start at 4:08 p.m. ET and will air on TBS.