The Cardinals game on Wednesday night against the Cubs was postponed because of rain and an unfavorable forecast. It will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on Aug. 30.
The Cardinals initially said the games would be played at 1:15 and 7:15 that day, but have now said the exact start times are uncertain. Whatever they are, tickets for tonight's game may be used for the afternoon game.
Garcia says he can pitch Saturday
Pitcher Jaime Garcia is back in the clubhouse and said he was ready to go and would pitch on Saturday, in the open spot created by Tyler Lyons going on the disabled list. (And Lyons, of course, was replacing Joe Kelly.)
Garcia was scheduled to throw a bullpen session today, but because of the rain he'll now do it on Thursday. He was looking to make his season debut on Saturday, but now he'll do it on Sunday. The rainout means the Cardinals will back everyone else up one day. Michael Wacha will now throw on Thursday, Lance Lynn on Friday against the Braves and Shelby Miller on Saturday. Then Garcia will throw on Sunday and Adam Wainwright will pitch on Monday.
Wong's back, but sick
Before the game was rained out, the Cardinals welcomed back Kolten Wong on Wednesday -- "I gave him a hug," first baseman Matt Adams said -- and then sent him home because of a stomach illness.
With that the case, manager Mike Matheny is sticking with the same crew as Wednesday night, though with one tweak -- flopping Allen Craig and Matt Adams in the four and six spots. Adams will hit cleanup, and Craig will bat sixth.
Otherwise, for the third straight day, it's the same bunch.
Needless to say considering the weather, Michael Wacha is on the mound on Thursday night.
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