May 4, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; A general view as a member of the grounds crew waits during a rain delay before the game between the Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
The Colorado Rockies might never play another game all year. Just kidding. There’s a doubleheader tomorrow.
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Tuesday night’s game between the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks has been postponed.
After being postponed Monday night due to rain, storms stuck around Denver Tuesday and prevented the Rockies and Dbacks from playing their scheduled game Tuesday evening at Coors Field.
Now, according to reporters, the Rockies will play a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon against Arizona, while making up the other rainout game later this summer.
First, news from @Rockies:
Then, @SteveGilbertMLB on a doubleheader being planned for Wednesday:
Finally, ROOT Sports’ Jenny Cavnar on details for game times:
Considering how doubleheaders are typically done in the modern era, one might assume this will be a day-night doubleheader, with the teams playing an afternoon game at 1:00pm and another at 7:00pm (or somewhere around there), as opposed to a back-to-back doubleheader with thirty minutes in between games.
We’ll tweet out the times when we know, so please follow us on Twitter @RoxPileFS for the latest information regarding tomorrow’s doubleheader. Get ready for a day game tomorrow.
UPDATE, 5:18 pm MT
So the first game of the doubleheader is going to start in the afternoon, and the second game will immediately follow the first, which is rare in 21st century baseball.
Nevertheless, the Diamondbacks need to leave town Wednesday so they can play the Padres in Phoenix on Thursday, so moving games up is probably the right call.
It’d be safe to assume Tyler Matzek will start game one of the doubleheader tomorrow, likely with Jordan Lyles starting the second game. If anything, these last two days represent more rest for the overworked bullpen, so at least that’s something.
Oh, and then there’s this:
Settle down, Mother Nature.