The Colorado Rockies were hoping to catch the Chicago Cubs after a long night of travel on Monday night. However, Mother Nature had other plans.
The opener of a three-game series between the Cubs and Rockies was postponed by rain and inclement weather at 7:56 p.m. (Mountain time) on Monday. Originally slated to begin at 6:40 p.m., the tarp only came off the field long enough to shake some water off of it. Other than that, the rain never let up enough to allow even the thought of the game to be played.
Colorado and the Cubs will now play a split day-night double-header on Tuesday. The first game will begin at 12:10 p.m. and the regularly scheduled night game will begin at 6:40 p.m. The teams are scheduled to wrap up their three-game series on Wednesday at 1:10 p.m.
The pitching matchups will remain the same as they were scheduled for Monday and Tuesday. Colorado’s Antonio Senzatela (4-1, 2.84 ERA) will oppose Chicago’s Jake Arrieta (4-1, 4.63 ERA) in the day game, Colorado’s Kyle Freeland (3-1, 2.65 ERA) will square off against Chicago’s John Lackey (2-3, 5.16 ERA) in the nightcap.
Chicago came to the Mile High City in the extreme early morning hours on Monday after battling the New York Yankees for 18 innings on Sunday night as part of an ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game that simply wouldn’t end. With the late travel and depleted bullpen, the Rockies looked to have an advantage over the defending World Champs on Monday night. However, the game never began.
Want to see one of the reasons why the game never began? Check out some of these amazing photos of the hail that came down at Coors Field before the game was slated to begin.