We all wanted to see if Jake could do it again.
Five days after throwing a no-hitter, the second of his career, Chicago Cubs’ pitcher Jake Arrieta was scheduled take the mound Wednesday against the Milwaukee Brewers.
The weather, however, refused to cooperate.
Rain peppered Wrigley Field and was forecasted to continue through evening. Fearing long delays throughout the night, umpires postponed the contest.
“The umpires are very aware of starting pitchers and what they mean in today’s game,” Cubs’ Manager Joe Maddon said. “They don’t want either side to lose their starting pitcher through a long rain delay.”
No makeup date has been announced.
Arrieta’s bid for a second consecutive no-hitter – do we really think he can spin two no-nos in a row? – will come Thursday in a 1:20 p.m. (Central) matinee contest at Wrigley.
The weather isn’t looking great for that game either. As of early Wednesday morning, the forecast for Wrigley is calling for a 40 to 50 percent chance of rain throughout the day.
There are eight games in the Majors today, and there’s a chance of precipitation for five of those contest.
Here’s a look:
A’s at Tigers – 1:10 p.m. (Eastern) – 38 percent chance of rain
Brewers at Cubs – 1:20 (Central) – 49 percent chance of rain
Pirates at Rockies – 1:10 (Mountain) – 39 percent chance of rain
Phillies at Nationals – 4:05 (Eastern) – 47 percent chance of rain
White Sox at Orioles – 7:05 (Eastern) – 48 percent chance of rain
Elsewhere, prize Twins pitching prospect Jose Berrios had his Major League debut delayed and subsequently spoiled Wednesday night. Rain pushed back the start of the game by 35 minutes. It was a breezy 44 degrees when Berrios took the Target Field mound. In four innings of work, he allowed five runs on six hits and struck of five. Cleveland won 6-5.