Game 4’s start time is in a delay due to inclement weather in the forecast. Whether or not the Nationals and Cubs will face off at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Tuesday is still to determined.
The wait for Game 4 of the 2017 NLDS between the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals will have to continue. The start time is in a delay due to rain in the forecast. MLB representative Joe Torre told TBS reporter Sam Ryan about the delay on Tuesday evening in Chicago. The Cubs’ Twitter account also shared the information.
MLB officials will reconvene at 5:30 p.m. ET about the game’s status. The originally scheduled time for first pitch was at 5:38 p.m. ET With the forecast being what it is, that’s now in serious doubt. Rain is currently looking likely for much of the night in the Windy City. The rain won’t be tapering off until much later, which puts postponement as a possibility.
This would provide an interesting dynamic. The Nationals may not have Tanner Roark start in Game 4 if the game is postponed. If they did that, they would then hand the ball to ace Stephen Strasburg. Strasburg pitched extremely well against the Cubs in Game 1. This despite being tagged with the loss. Chicago would still likely have Jake Arrieta take the mound in Game 4, whether it is on Tuesday or Wednesday.
The Cubs hold a 2-1 lead in the series against the Nationals. Chicago has the chance to go to their third-straight NLCS if they clinch, whenever it is that Game 4 occurs. Jake Arrieta and the aforementioned Tanner Roark are to be the starting pitchers if Game 4 goes as planned on Tuesday. Game 4 will air on TBS, whether it’s on Tuesday night or Wednesday. The time of the game is still currently TBD.