Start of Game 4 of NLDS delayed

Weather is in the forecast for all of Tuesday night in Chicago.

CHICAGO — The start of Tuesday’s Game 4 of the National league Division Series between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs is delayed.

More information is expected to be delivered around 4:30 p.m. Central, 5:30 p.m. Eastern.

Blustery, gray conditions prevailed in Chicago when the announcement was made. Tuesday night is forecasted to be filled with rain.

In the postseason, if a game is started one day, then postponed, the full nine innings will be continued when the game resumes. It does not start over.

That is a situation most parties would prefer to avoid. If the teams play three innings Tuesday, for instance, that would burn both starting pitchers.

If the game is postponed, the Nationals will consider pitching Stephen Strasburg in Game 4 instead of Tanner Roark. Strasburg was dominant in Game 1. Chicago would stick with Jake Arrieta, if Game 4 is not played Tuesday.

More to come.

HIDE COMMENTS

blog comments powered by Disqus

Click to Read More

Click to Hide

Top Stories

Los Angeles Dodgers' Austin Barnes (15) celebrates with Yasiel Puig in the dugout after hitting a solo home run during the sixth inning of game 3 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Resilient Dodgers return to dominant form, and to NLCS

Bryce Harper is among many Washington Nationals to have played for the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs on the way to the majors. (AP Photo/The Syracuse Newspapers, Dennis Nett) **FILE**

New York Mets buying Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs

Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg (37) walks on the field during practice at Wrigley Field, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

LOVERRO: If Nationals lose, Strasburg’s absence in Game 4 will be remembered

United States misses World Cup for first time since 1986

Expediting entry is one of the goals for Capital One Arena. Fans have often complained about lines jutting out toward F Street. (Associated Press/File)

LOVERRO: Laurene Powell Jobs and the sound of change

Fans leave Wrigley Field after Game 4 of baseball's National League Division Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals was postponed until Wednesday due to rain, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Game 4 postponed, but Nationals to stick with Roark instead of Strasburg

Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg (37) walks on the field during practice at Wrigley Field, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

LOVERRO: If Nationals lose, Strasburg’s absence in Game 4 will be remembered

President Donald Trump speaks during a ceremony to honor the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins, Tuesday Oct. 10, 2017, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump needles Capitals while toasting Penguins

Expediting entry is one of the goals for Capital One Arena. Fans have often complained about lines jutting out toward F Street. (Associated Press/File)

LOVERRO: Laurene Powell Jobs and the sound of change

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to team presidents saying the league needs to move past the controversy over national anthem protests. President Trump had taken issue with billions of taxpayer dollars that have subsidized the construction of professional sports stadiums. (Associated Press)

Trump threatens to kill tax breaks for NFL stadiums; Goodell tells teams to stand for anthem

United States misses World Cup for first time since 1986

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper takes batting practice before Game 4 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Game 4 of the NLDS between Nationals and Cubs postponed

Police patrol the street outside Wrigley Field before Game 4 of baseball's National League Division Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Start of Game 4 of NLDS delayed

Washington Nationals' Matt Wieters looks down after striking out during the second inning of Game 3 of the National League Division Series baseball game =a=Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Dusty Baker shuffles Nationals’ lineup ahead of Game 4

Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Indianapolis. Vice President Mike Pence left the 49ers-Colts game after about a dozen San Francisco players took a knee during the national anthem Sunday. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

NFL to weigh whether to mandate players stand for anthem

Washington Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark pitches during a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

Tanner Roark trying to keep Nationals’ season alive

Protesters upset with players kneeling during the national anthem stand along a road leading to Raymond James Stadium before an NFL football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New York Giants Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

As Trump calls for end to NFL tax breaks, Goodell says players need to stand during anthem

In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones speaks after an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale, Ariz. Dallas owner Jerry Jones said the NFL can't leave the impression that it tolerates players disrespecting the flag and that any of his Cowboys making such displays won't play. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

ESPN host compares Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to a slave owner

In this Aug. 10, 2017, file photo, New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson watches during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

Adrian Peterson traded to the Arizona Cardinals: Report

Newsletters

  •  Daily
  •  Weekly
  •  Pruden on Politics
  •  Charles Hurt

Find us on Facebook

Find us on Twitter

All site contents © Copyright 2017 The Washington Times, LLC|3600 New York Avenue NE | Washington, DC 20002 |202-636-3000
    Share on
    Article Start of Game 4 of NLDS delayed compiled by www.washingtontimes.com