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When will Cubs and Braves play postponed game?

When will Cubs and Braves play postponed game?

After playing through horrible weather in Chicago on Saturday night, Sunday's game between the Cubs and Atlanta Braves was postponed because of more inclement weather forecast throughout the day. 

The game will be replayed on Monday, May 14 at 1:20 p.m. CT at Wrigley Field. Fans who had tickets to a Sunday afternoon game will need to play hooky to attend the weekday game.

Fans won't need to exchange their April 15 tickets for new ones, the original tickets will be honored and usable for the May 14 date.

Interestingly enough, the Cubs travel to Atlanta for a three game series against the Braves beginning on May 15. The postponed game will turn a three-game road series into a four-game series covering both cities.

It will also immediately follow the Cubs crosstown rivalry series with the Chicago White Sox at Wrigley, and eliminate a rest day before the Atlanta series.

The Cubs and Braves played through conditions manager Joe Maddon called "horrific" and the Cubs mounted an incredible comeback thanks to a nine-run performance in the 8th inning. Maddon said postponing Sunday's game was the "right thing to do." While the Cubs benefitted from Saturday's conditions, there is no telling whether the Cubs would've benefited again on Sunday.

Albert Almora Jr. made a Gold Glove-type catch that would make Willie Mays proud

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Albert Almora Jr. made a Gold Glove-type catch that would make Willie Mays proud

Albert Almora Jr. has been hot with the bat as of late, but he reminded us on Saturday what makes him so valuable to the Cubs.

With the Cubs leading 2-0 in the bottom of the third, DJ LeMahieu smoked a shot to center field that would've cut the lead in half and extended the inning had it gotten to the wall.

Instead, Almora showed off his defensive abilities by making an extremely difficult over-the-shoulder grab look so easy, and somewhere Willie Mays tipped his cap.

That's a Gold Glove-type catch, and one to bookmark when reviewing the highlight reel as a whole at the end of the season.

Almora also recorded two of the team's six hits and scored a run, but it wasn't enough in a 5-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies.

Colorado native David Bote gets chance to make MLB debut in home state after Cubs place Ben Zobrist on DL

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Colorado native David Bote gets chance to make MLB debut in home state after Cubs place Ben Zobrist on DL

Ahead of Saturday's game in Colorado, the Cubs placed Ben Zobrist on the 10-day disabled list with back tightness and called up David Bote, who is set to make his MLB debut in his native Colorado.

Zobrist missed the last three games and weather postponements mean he hasn't played since April 14. The 36-year-old is hitting .326 with a homer and seven RBIs. He was placed on the DL retroactive to April 18.

Zobrist's injury created an opening for a cool story for Bote. The 25-year-old was drafted by the Cubs in 2012 and hasn't exactly lit up the minors, but worked his way onto the 40-man roster after the 2017 season ended.

Bote is from Colorado and is in the lineup for Saturday's game at the Rockies. That means he will get to make his big league debut in his home state.

Bote was hitting .234 in Triple-A Iowa with a .511 slugging percentage.