Weather postpones Arrieta's follow-up act

Cubs ace pushed back to Thursday's matinee vs. Brewers

Weather postpones Arrieta's follow-up act

CHICAGO -- Wednesday night's game between the Cubs and Brewers was postponed because of inclement weather. No makeup date was set.

The two teams will try to complete the series on Thursday with first pitch scheduled for 1:20 p.m. CT. Jake Arrieta, who threw a no-hitter in his last outing against the Reds, will start against Milwaukee's Taylor Jungmann.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said before the game that the umpires consulted with both him and Brewers manager Craig Counsell regarding the weather forecast.

"The umpires are very aware of starting pitchers and what they mean in today's game," Maddon said. "They don't want either side to lose their starting pitcher through a long rain delay."

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The Brewers return to Wrigley Field Aug. 16-18 and Sept. 15-18.

It's the first game postponed by weather for both teams this season.

At 15-5, the Cubs are off to their best start since 1907. Chicago won Tuesday's series opener, and is now 13-1 against Milwaukee since last July 30.

Carrie Muskat has covered the Cubs since 1987, and for since 2001. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.