Snow pushes back Cubs' home opener vs. Pirates

Darvish pitching during Saturday's fourth inning

Darvish pitching during Saturday's fourth inning

Before the game, Loyola's men's basketball team shared the spotlight and the beloved Sister Jean tossed out a ceremonial first pitch. It was just a snow-go.

After Monday's scheduled game against the Pittsburgh Pirates was initially delayed by an hour, continuing snow flurries throughout the morning and a snow-covered field prompted players to engage in snowball fights rather than preparing to play.

Expected cold temperatures Monday in Chicago could reek havoc on Rizzo's back stiffness, but temperatures are expected to rise throughout the week. But things got no better with the weather, and the grounds crew was still out with leaf blowers early Monday afternoon trying to clear the snow.

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Meanwhile, the Cubs are 20-8 in their last 28 during game one of a series and 36-15 in their last 51 home games following a road trip of seven or more days. "Treatment every day feels better, I just don't want to re-aggravate it".

Although the home opener brings a special type of excitement to Wrigley Field, reliever Carl Edwards Jr. didn't seem to bummed that the team wouldn't be playing in 30-degree weather. The seventh-year right-hander posted a subpar 4.69 ERA with the Rockies last season, however he did put up a solid 3.49 ERA on the road.

The Cubs' new-look bullpen has shined so far.

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"We've got a lot of guys with a lot of good stuff", Morrow said. My rookie year (with Seattle), we went into Cleveland and had four games snowed out. Pittsburgh is also 1-7 in Nova's last eight starts and 1-4 in his last five starts in game one of a series. He allowed two runs in his first start against Minnesota and did not walk a batter, then threw the one-hitter Sunday against Cincinnati.

Tyler Chatwood (0-1, 1.50 ERA) will make his second start of the season and his Cubs' Wrigley Field debut. Much of that scoring came without All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo, who has been out of the Cubs' lineup with a back injury.

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