Cubs 8, White Sox 4: The long, wet victory

The Cubs broke out to a big first-inning lead again and held on for their second straight win over the Sox.

Before I get to the baseball played in the Cubs‘ 8-4 win over the White Sox, let me address the rain delay Saturday afternoon.

Not long before the scheduled game time of 1:20 p.m., the Cubs covered the infield and made this announcement:

A system of thunderstorms has developed to our southwest with potential for thunderstorm activity arriving between 1:30-1:45 p.m. CDT.

We’re going to delay the start of the game to allow that potential threat to pass.

— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 12, 2018

This isn’t an unreasonable call. The last thing you want to do is get your starting pitcher all warmed up and ready to go and then have the game delayed in the first inning. So Jon Lester and pitching coach Jim Hickey walked back from bullpen to dugout and the game was delayed… but the rain didn’t hit until about 2:15, and it wasn’t all that heavy, just light to moderate rain for about 45 minutes, after which everyone warmed up and began two hours and 15 minutes late at 3:35 …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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