FYI: The Cubs Just Want to Play a Game

-- The Cubs would just like to play. Wednesday they were postponed for the fifth time in the first 2 1/2 weeks of the season. They previously had four prior to playing their first 15 games in 1983.

"It's been choppy. We'll get over that," Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said Tuesday. "There's a lot of games to be played."

They were scheduled to play the Cardinals on Thursday at Wrigley Field.

-- Tyler Chatwood benefited from the most recent rainout. He initially was scheduled to start Sunday's series finale at Coors Field. He once dominated at Coors Field, but after his latest Tommy John feeling it was the reverse.

-- Anthony Rizzo, who had been sidelined iwth tightness in his lower back, was returned to the active roster on Tuesday. That's the good news. Ben Zobrist was scratched from the lineup Tuesday because of . . . tightness in his lower back. Zobrist was limited to 34 at-bats during spring training because of tightness in his back.

-- Ian Happ, the Cubs lead off hitter, has struck out 25 times in 49 at-bats.

-- The Cubs rotation has been a problem in the team's 7-8 start to the season. The starters have combined to win two games and have a 5.31 ERA.

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