Padres manager Bud Black said earlier this week he didn't expect Wrigley Field's cold weather to be an obstacle for Moseley. "In games like this, when you're in this game as a player, especially as a pitcher or a catcher, you don't feel the cold," Black said. "You're working and you're exerting energy, keeping yourself warm. I worry least about the pitchers, really. Pitchers and catchers." Black said he has no worries about his bullpen heading into Wednesday's doubleheader, saying, "With a day off, I think they'll be fine." Cubs: Cold is fine; rain, not so much
As of Tuesday evening, Wednesday's forecast called for temperatures in the low 40s and no precipitation. The forecast isn't much warmer than the 30-degree weather felt Tuesday, but Cubs manager Mike Quade says that's better than the alternative. "You don't want to play in weather like this," Quade said Tuesday. "The wind and the cold, that doesn't [bother me] -- you just do it. When it's raining and you add the moisture to [the elements], that's tough. If we wouldn't have had the rain, it would've just been a cool night." In the nightcap, the Cubs will be looking to win their first two Wrigley Field night games to start a season for only the fourth time since the lights were installed in 1988. The other times they accomplished the feat were in 1998, 2000 and 2006. The 2006 squad won its first seven night home games. Worth noting
Tickets for Tuesday's postponed game will be good for admission to Wednesday's second game.
The Tyler Colvin bobblehead promotion, scheduled for Wednesday, also will take place in Wednesday's nightcap.
Cubs outfielder Kosuke Fukudome, whose wife, Kazue, gave birth to the couple's second child, a daughter, on Tuesday in Chicago, is expected back with the team on Wednesday barring any complications.