Anthony Rizzo may not play in Cubs home opener

  • Anthony Rizzo may not play in Cubs home opener

Anthony Rizzo may not play in Cubs home opener

The Chicago Cubs will host the Pittsburgh Pirates for their home opener today at Wrigley Field after being "snowed out" on Monday.

This series was especially frustrating for fans, as the Cubs didn't play particularly well.

Ivan Nova will take the hill for the third time of the campaign, hoping to rebound from a rough outing. It began the season with a 5-4 road trip to Miami, Cincinnati and Milwaukee. First pitch will be 2:20pm. Bryant is hitting.324/.457/.622 with 12 hits, six RBIs and five runs scored, and Zobrist's line is.360/.448/.520 with nine hits, three RBIs and two runs scored. The 26-year old right-fielder had a very quiet 2017 season, hitting only 11 homers with 35 RBI's in 108 games.

The Cubs added two more as Albert Almora Jr drove in one on a double, and the Brewers league-leading fourteenth error led to another Cubs run.

Brewers: OF Christian Yelich went on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday, four days after one of Milwaukee's prized offseason acquisitions got hurt during a 6-0 loss to St. Louis.

"It's just something that gradually happens", Rizzo said.

Quintana came in with a 9.00 ERA but managed to lower it to a 4.50 ERA after his six solid innings. It has a major league-best 0.94 ERA through 38 1/3 innings. "Three shutouts in a seven-game homestand, that is probably the surprising thing for me". In five divisional games, Cubs starters have an ERA of 1.86 and the bullpen's ERA is 1.26.

5-16 in Nova's last 21 road starts.

Chicago's pitching staff has allowed 2.9 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Chicago is also 35-16 in their last 51 Monday games and the under is 10-3-2 in their last 15 Monday games. 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. I woke up one day and it was just a lot tighter.

Anderson (0-1) allowed four hits and two runs over six innings.