The Colorado Rockies and Oakland A’s will not start their Saturday night encounter on time because of storms in the Denver metro area.
As our friends at @RockiesWX pointed out earlier in the day, storm conditions have been building all day. As first pitch time drew near, the Colorado Rockies announced that the game was in a weather delay.
This is similar to a game earlier in the week against the defending World Champion Houston Astros when lightning in the area caused the first pitch to be delayed. That game eventually started one hour late.
When Saturday night’s game gets underway, Brett Anderson (2-2, 5.46 ERA) is scheduled to take the hill for the A’s. Anderson is 1-0 with a 4.97 ERA in five career appearances against the Rockies. In 13 career at-bats, Nolan Arenado is hitting .385 against him with a home run and four RBI.
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Opposing Anderson will be Antonio Senzatela (3-3, 5.55 ERA), who is 2-0 with a 3.52 ERA in 2018 at Coors Field. It will be the second interleague start of his Major League career.
Since June 19, the Rockies rank second in the National League with a .279 batting average as a team. They have also re-discovered Coors Field magic, going 14-4 at 20thand Blake in their last 18 games.
We will keep you updated on the weather conditions from Coors Field. Since we are in the press box, we have the perfect vantage point to let you know what is happening and how soon the game might begin.
Please hit refresh for the latest information. All times listed below will be in Mountain time.
5:54 p.m. – The Rockies have announced that the game will start in a weather delay. No start time has been given. There is no tarp on the field and no rain is currently falling at Coors Field.
6 p.m. — Starting lineups are being given but no players are on the field.
6:04 p.m. — Wind is picking up as national anthem is performed. Still no rain.
6:07 p.m. — Lots of rain to the north and west of downtown Denver. Radar being shown on Jumbotron.
6:15 p.m. — No tarp, No rain. No update on start time. Radar still being shown.
6:24 p.m. — First pitch is now estimated at 7 p.m. Tarp has not come on the field and won’t be an issue.
6:38 p.m. — Rain has started to fall, chasing some fans from their seats. No tarp is on the field and no further delay has been announced.
6:46 p.m. — Rain has let up and players are warming up. Looks like we are on for a 7 p.m. start.
7 p.m. — The Rockies have taken the field and the game is about to begin!