Frigid temperatures have blanketed the Chicago area this week, with winds of 20-plus mph dropping the wind chill to the low 30s. The forecast called for rain and possible storms through the end of the night.
"I think tonight would have probably been a little bit above anybody's need to be playing baseball," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. "Last night was about as tough as you're gonna get, and tonight would have probably been to where you can't really function out there."
A makeup date for the rubber match of the three-game series has yet to be determined. Sveum said the Cubs' rotation order would remain the same, with Scott Feldman opening a four-game series against the Giants at Wrigley on Thursday, followed by Carlos Villanueva, Jeff Samardzija and Edwin Jackson.
Following a scheduled day off Thursday for the Brewers, Kyle Lohse will start Friday vs. his former team, the Cardinals. Yovani Gallardo will start Saturday, followed by Marco Estrada in Sunday's series finale in St. Louis.
"[The postponement] comes at a good time for us," said Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun. "We're obviously not playing well, and nobody enjoys playing in this weather. The combination of those two things, I think we're fortunate to have the day off tonight."
Milwaukee won the first game of the series, 7-4, on Monday, before the Cubs won in comeback fashion on Tuesday, 6-3. Chicago's next home series against the Brewers is July 29-31.
"I think you always want to keep playing after you win, and you had a little momentum [Tuesday] night," Sveum said. "Guys had some good at-bats. So it's not one of those things where you don't want to play. But there was nothing you could do about today. I don't even know if it's football weather."
Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.