The Cubs will get a taste of Major League Baseball's new doubleheader format later this month.
On Aug. 29, the Cubs and Reds will make up their July 30 rainout as part of a seven-inning doubleheader.
Our 7/30 rainout vs. the Reds has been rescheduled for Saturday, 8/29.— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 5, 2020
We'll play a doubleheader starting at 3:10 p.m. CDT. Each game will be seven innings. pic.twitter.com/Ii4bUP8LZI
MLB recently changed its doubleheader format for 2020 only in wake of numerous postponements across the league due to the Marlins COVID-19 outbreak. All doubleheaders going forward this season are seven innings each, the idea being to reduce the wear and tear on pitchers' arms.
Pitchers have been going down at alarming rates early in this 60-game season after baseball's long shutdown and quick ramp-up in Summer Camp.
The Cardinals also have seven games to make up due to their recent outbreak.