The Colorado Rockies and Atlanta Braves are scheduled to finish up a three-game series at Coors Field on Wednesday afternoon. However, the weather is looking like it may be the story of the day.
Last season, the Colorado Rockies and Atlanta Braves played in the coldest Opening Day in Coors Field history, with the game time temperature at 27 degrees and snow coming down. You can check out our remembrance of #Snowpening Day by clicking here. Snow also plagued the Rockies-Braves series in April of 2013.
So why do we bring up these reminders of winter precipitation? Because Wednesday’s weather is shaping up to be snowy as well in downtown Denver.
BREAKING: Blizzard Warning hoisted for Denver (sorry baseball fans). Starting at Noon tomorrow Denver is under a blizzard warning. 4-8” of snow, rapidly deteriorating roadways and winds to 50mph. Needless to say, getting the Atlanta finale in will be a problem. #rockies pic.twitter.com/ZhfVEgbelr
— Coors Field Forecast (@RockiesWX) April 9, 2019
As of the time of this writing (7:15 p.m. Mountain time on Tuesday night), the game is still scheduled to be played at 1:10 p.m. Denver time (3:10 Atlanta time) on Wednesday afternoon. However, we are constantly updating the information below.
As a note, Wednesday is the final game the Braves are scheduled to play in Denver during the regular season so every effort will be made to play the game and avoid a rescheduling that would bring Atlanta back to downtown Denver for one game later in the season.
Jeff Hoffman is scheduled to make his first start of the season for the Rockies, taking the place of the injured Tyler Anderson in the rotation. Kevin Gausman (1-0, 0.00 ERA) is projected to take the mound for Atlanta. Gausman attended Grandview High School in nearby Centennial, Colo.
We will keep this page updated with the latest information on Wednesday’s game. Please refresh to make sure you are getting the most updated news on the game’s status.
Update: There might be an option for a make-up date if needed, per our own Jake Shapiro…
If tomorrow’s Rockies game is canceled May 13 might be a good makeup date. The Braves have an off day coming back from the west coast and the Rockies have an off day at home before heading out on the road.
Although, the Braves would be playing 35 straight without an off day.
— Jake Shapiro (@Shapalicious) April 10, 2019
Further update: Still no word on any kind of cancellation or postponement.
Update at 7:15 a.m. (MT) — Cloudy in the Denver area but no precipitation is falling yet. Rain and thunderstorms followed by snow and wind is expected to begin around 10-11 a.m. local time. You can read a forecast here. Still no word of postponement for the game.
Update at 7:35 a.m. (MT) — Our awesome friends at Coors Field Forecast say this about the weather as the day goes along…
Based on this mornings modeling, rain looks to turn to snow right about the 3rd inning, assuming they try to play still. Travel will become difficult late this afternoon into the overnight. #Rockies pic.twitter.com/fBhfKi14t3
— Coors Field Forecast (@RockiesWX) April 10, 2019
9:10 a.m. — The game has officially been postponed. It will be made up on August 26. According to the Rockies, tickets from the April 10 game are valid for the Aug. 26, which is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. (Denver time)