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Cubs And Padres Play Two In Split Doubleheader

After strong rain showers and frigid temperatures blanketed the Chicago area on Tuesday night, the Cubs were forced to reschedule their second game against the San Diego Padres. Because the Padres will not return to Wrigley Field this season, and because the teams have no mutually convenient off dates, the game was rescheduled as the second half of a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday. Tickets from the postponed game on Tuesday evening will be good for admission to Wednesday night's game, with first pitch scheduled at 6:05 P.M.

Wednesday's first game will be the originally scheduled match-up. In the first game, the Cubs will send Matt Garza to the hill, still in search of his first win with the team. On the year thus far, Garza is 0-2 with a 6.27 ERA and 1.71 WHIP. He started the season well, striking out twelve batters and giving up just three runs in seven innings, but since then has suffered a pair of five run disasters against Colorado and Milwaukee. Garza has pitched against San Diego once before. In that game he went eight innings, giving up three runs on six hits, while striking out five. Few Padres have experience against Garza, with only the struggling Will Venable hitting him well, going 2-for-3 against him when they last met.

The Padres will turn to Dustin Moseley on Wednesday afternoon. Moseley, in his first year with San Diego, is currently 0-3 despite having only a 1.83 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. He's never pitched against the Cubs.

Weather in Chicago for the afternoon game is forecast to be cloudy and windy, with a high temperature in the mid-40s. First pitch is at 1:20 P.M., CDT, and the game will be televised on CSN.