Scherzer took the loss in his previous start against Atlanta when he yielded five runs, two earned, in five innings in a 7-1 setback on Wednesday.
Maddon also said the postponement does nothing to take away from the special nature of opening day, and he noted the Cubs have played nine games on the road already, going 5-4 and trailing the first-place Pirates by two games. It was beginning to look a lot more like a December Bears' game rather than the Cubs' home opener in April.
Manager Craig Counsell said Yelich reported soreness after hitting over the weekend.
Cubs: 1B Anthony Rizzo missed a third straight game with back tightness. "It's just we have to get the field clear - obviously you don't want anyone to slip and fall".
Not that it bothers Ben Zobrist, who frankly is just happy to be home after being away for almost two months.
The Cubs have pitched well overall, and their team ERA of 2.59 is second in the National League to the New York Mets' mark of 2.40.
"Whatever he's going to have tonight dinner dinner-wise is going to taste better, sleep is going to be much more tranquil and if he had a dog with him on the road he's going to love his puppy even more", Maddon said. He and Lorenzo Cain, who returned to Brewers as a free agent after seven seasons in Kansas City, came to Milwaukee on back-to-back days in January.
"We were trying to push it to make it in the time frame to stay off the DL, and it just wasn't happening".
The Brewers are well prepared to withstand a short-term injury to one of their core players.
"But it's time to get home, time to get it rolling at home and it's a good thing".
I am taking the Cubs in this one.
The Cubs bench was all smiles after the homer. "When you are at the 3, 3½ level. they made the right call".
Brewers: RHP Chase Anderson (0-0) will make his third start, trying to rebound from a no-decision Tuesday when he allowed four runs in four innings against St. Louis.
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