Cubs-Reds game will not start on time
|Monday, July 27, 2020 6:22 PM- -|
Not fun news tonight to report.
The Cincinnati Reds announced that Monday night's contest against the Chicago Cubs at Great American Ball Park has been delayed due to inclement weather in the area.
"Tonight's game will not start on time due to inclement weather," Reds posted on social media.
6:47 p.m. CT update: The Grounds crew is preparing to remove the tarp.
The new start time is 7:25 p.m. CT.
When the game does get started, the Cubs will have veteran lefty Jon Lester (0-0, 0.00 ERA) on the mound against lefty Wade Miller (0-0, 0.00 ERA).
In 2019, Lester had a 4.02 ERA with 20 strikeouts and seven walks in 15 2/3 innings against the Reds. Miller on the other hand, has a 3.92 lifetime ERA against the Northsiders.
Social media on the rain delay:
Tonight's game will not start on time due to inclement weather. ??— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) July 27, 2020
The trusty folks behind AtReds will keep you updated when we know more. (You don't even have to ask!) pic.twitter.com/5z6QNFrFmG
5:20pm CDT - Biggest question now is after the main line of storms, does GABP get clearing like in box 1, or annoying light rain like box 2? It’s positioned almost directly between. Some uncertainty here, and situation will continue to evolve. pic.twitter.com/yeyP9kN7hv— Cubs Weather (@cubsweather) July 27, 2020
And we’ve got the first tarp of the season... pic.twitter.com/DbrIdaZzfU— Taylor McGregor (@Taylor_McGregor) July 27, 2020
The scene. ??? pic.twitter.com/VtIFVCNnxE— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) July 27, 2020
6:13pm CDT: Looks like last round of showers begin around 6:25-6:30 and should last until 6:50-7:00pm CDT. Clearing behind that. Sunset in Cincy 7:54pm CDT so a little daylight left. pic.twitter.com/OX81acBwRC— Cubs Weather (@cubsweather) July 27, 2020