The Pirates have been above .500 since June 3rd. That streak will be put to a serious test whenever they play next, but the weather is giving some doubt as to whether that will be tonight or not as it's apparently pouring in Chicago and the tarp is on the field past the 8:05 start time. Since the Pirates are still nominal contenders, they will probably have to play this game, which means a late night for the Pirates, which means a late arrival into Pittsburgh for their homestand that starts tomorrow, which probably means even more sloppy and uninspired baseball. Hooray!
First pitch tonight is whenever. Travis Wood and Kevin Correia are scheduled to start.
Credit where credit is due; Correia sat around for three and a half hours, and then gave a ballclub that desperately needed seven good innings just that, with the caveat that (as Chip noted) the Cubs had pretty much checked out last night. I hate to talk about grit and veteranosity, but that was a gritty veteran start last night.
Headline should read "Mother Nature bails out Pirates." Cubs are making Correia look like Verlander, swinging at everything. They couldn't make it more obvious that they have zero interest in playing this game.