Cardinals-Cubs Wednesday game postponed

Cubs shortstop Addison Russell is unable to tag out the Braves’ Ozzie Albies at second base during the second inning Saturday at Wrigley Field. Both teams called the cold wet conditions on Saturday the worst they’d every played in. (Chris Sweda

He's so serious about this that the Chicago Cubs first baseman said he would take less money to do so.

The game will be played Thursday at 1:20.

During a Tuesday appearance on Chicago's ESPN 1000, Rizzo had this to say about possibly playing fewer games in a season. Tickets to Wednesday's game will be honored on Thursday. No ticket exchange is necessary.

He was eligible to return on Monday, but the Cubs' game against the Cardinals was postponed because of poor weather.

The gametime temperature was 35 degrees, and a 10 miles per hour wind made it feel even worse. There were heaters on in each dugout, and the announced crowd of 35,103 bundled up in inter coats, hats and blankets. The clutch hits present during the Atlanta win were absent in a 5-3 St. Louis victory on Wednesday night.

Carpenter also doubled home a run in the third. Marcell Ozuna then drove in Pham with a grounder to shortstop. But two Cardinals relievers - Tyler Lyons then Bud Norris - finished off that inning with three-straight outs to maintain the lead. Infielder/outfielder Efren Navarro has been optioned to Triple-A Iowa.

Victor Caratini and Ben Zobrist handled first base while Rizzo was out. Ian Happ replaced Zobrist in the leadoff spot and started in center field. Jason Heyward cut the lead in half with an RBI single in the fourth.

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