The Reds-Cubs game tonight has been cancelled due to rain. The two teams have scheduled a split doublheader on Saturday, May 19th at 1:10 and 7:10 PM.

It was an interesting move not to try to play tomorrow, as there is little chance of rain most of the day. I am not entirely sure who gets to make that call, but if it is entirely on the Reds they might have decided they would rather play the Cubs when they have a healthier bullpen, and force the Cubs to possibly have to call up a starting pitcher just for the game. Another day without Reds baseball is pretty brutal though. The Reds will have off days in 3 of the first 7 days of the baseball season.

This counts as a Reds sweep, right?

Postponed R H E
Cincinnati Reds (1-3) 0 0 0
Chicago Cubs (2-3) 0 0 0

Up Next:

Reds at Pirates
Thursday, 7:05 PM
TV: FOX Sports Ohio, MLB Network (out of market only)
Homer Bailey (1.50 ERA/3.35 FIP) vs Steven Brault (0.00 ERA/1.85 FIP)

10 Responses

  1. Demontooth

    42 degrees tomorrow. Wait for warmer weather for better attendance.

  2. Dave Roemerman

    Maybe Hamilton will be out of the lineup (or down) against a lefty, even if he can’t hold a runner…

  3. bmblue

    How about designating Stuart Turner for assignment after carrying him on the 25 man roster all season last year? How inept are they honestly

  4. Colorado Red

    would rather played tomorrow, as the Cubs are struggling.

  5. B-town Fan

    Lester vs Reed is the reason you don’t play tomorrow, and a high 42 degrees and windy.

    • Chad Dotson

      I’m a bigger Cody Reed fan than anyone…but I don’t disagree.

  6. Bill

    Don’t think a call up pitcher will be worse. You’re to young to remember but back in July 1955 he dodgers call up 2 rookies to pitcher a double header against the Reds and the Reds lost both games. One of the pitchers was Roger Craig.

  7. Kyle Farmer

    Looking at a weekday day game in a windy 42 degrees with little time for the bandwagon Cubs fans to make their way to Cincy vs a weekend split doubleheader. Follow the money on this one for the answer as to why they didn’t play it today.

  8. Gonzo Reds

    MLB giving away too may free tv games. Move the game and make people pay to watch it. :<

  9. Westfester

    It was probably because the Cubs had travel set up for their next game, and they’d rather play in warmer conditions.