Cubs, Nationals Announce Pitchers for Game 4

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11 October 2017 | 12:37 am

After rain postponed Game 4 of the NLDS on Tuesday night, the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals have both named their starting pitchers for the game on Wednesday afternoon.

Before the game was postponed due to rain, Cubs manager Joe Maddon had already said he was sticking with Jake Arrieta, who has been off the field with a hamstring injury. The Cubs set him as the last man in the rotation to give him maximum rest, and he got one more day as rain washed out the potential NLDS clincher for the Cubs.

Meanwhile, Dusty Baker and the Nationals will stick with Tanner Roark, the Wilmington, IL native that was originally scheduled to start the game.

Baker was reportedly considering putting Stephen Strasburg into the Game 4 slot, but he reportedly threw a bullpen session on Tuesday that would have left him unavailable for the made-up game. After the game was rained out, the Nationals insisted that Strasburg was under the weather, but conflicting reports have emerged about the situation with Washington’s pitchers.

The made up game is scheduled to take place on Wednesday afternoon, with first pitch set for 3:08 p.m. at Wrigley Field. 

Published at 7:37 PM CDT on Oct 10, 2017

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