Cubs-Cards postponed; doubleheader set for Thursday

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Fans sit in the stands after a scheduled start of a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in St. Louis. The game has been postponed due to weather and the two teams plan to play a doubleheader on Thursday.

    Fans sit in the stands after a scheduled start of a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in St. Louis. The game has been postponed due to weather and the two teams plan to play a doubleheader on Thursday. Associated Press

  • Fans sit in the stands after a scheduled start of a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in St. Louis. The game has been postponed due to weather and the two teams plan to play a doubleheader on Thursday.

    Fans sit in the stands after a scheduled start of a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in St. Louis. The game has been postponed due to weather and the two teams plan to play a doubleheader on Thursday. Associated Press

  • A fan sit in the stands after a scheduled start of a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in St. Louis. The game has been postponed due to weather and the two teams plan to play a doubleheader on Thursday.

    A fan sit in the stands after a scheduled start of a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in St. Louis. The game has been postponed due to weather and the two teams plan to play a doubleheader on Thursday. Associated Press

 
By STEVE OVERBEY
Associated Press
Updated 8/3/2022 8:35 PM

ST. LOUIS -- Wednesday's game between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals was postponed by rain, allowing the Cardinals to line up their newly fortified starting rotation.

St. Louis added four pitchers in deals over the last several days, including left-hander José Quintana, who will make his Cardinals debut in the second game of Thursday's day-night doubleheader. The twin bill was scheduled because of the rainout.

 

Then, on Saturday, left-hander Jordan Montgomery will make his first start for St. Louis against his former team, the New York Yankees, who dealt him to the Cardinals on Tuesday for outfielder Harrison Bader.

Entering Wednesday, St. Louis trailed first-place Milwaukee by two games in the NL Central. The Cardinals were one-half game outside the final NL wild-card spot.

Miley rehab start:

Cubs left-hander Wade Miley allowed 3 earned runs in 2 1/3 innings of a rehab start Wednesday at Triple-A Iowa. He struck out two and walked two. Miley has been out since June 11 with a left shoulder strain.

Thursday's starters:

St. Louis RHP Miles Mikolas (8-8, 2.86 ERA) will start the first game of the doubleheader, followed by Quintana (3-5, 3.50), who is 0-4 with a 3.40 ERA in seven starts against the Cubs. Chicago will start RHP Marcus Stroman (3-5, 3.99) and LHP Justin Steele (4-7, 3.86), but the team did not say who will pitch which game. Stroman has allowed 2 earned runs over a combined 20 1/3 innings in his last four starts.

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