The Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants had to battle rain on Wednesday night before finally deciding to postpone their game. On Thursday, the two teams will be trying to see if they can get their game in with snow falling in the Denver area.
Snow began falling in the Denver region overnight and is continuing this morning, with temperatures hovering in the low 30s. This is the second time this season the Colorado Rockies have had to deal with snow during a scheduled day game. The April 10 game against the Atlanta Braves was postponed until August 26 because of forecast snow which hit downtown Denver in the early afternoon.
Our friends at @RockiesWX on Twitter are keeping an eye on the weather and what it might mean for the game. Here are their thoughts on what Thursday is looking like.
The Giants and Rockies were unable to play on Wednesday night and the game will be made up as part of a split double-header on July 15.
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With the postponement, the Rockies shifted around their pitching for Thursday’s scheduled game. Kyle Freeland (2-5, 5.90 ERA) will take the mound against San Francisco’s scheduled starter for Wednesday, Derek Holland (1-5, 5.34 ERA), in a battle of left-handers.
Jon Gray was scheduled to start on Wednesday but the washout has pushed him back in the rotation. This weekend, the San Diego Padres will come to Denver for a three-game series and the Colorado rotation is still in flux because of the weather delays and has not been announced.
We will be inside the press box at Coors Field to bring you the latest from downtown Denver and keep you updated on not only the weather but also any potential delays. Please hit refresh on this page so you can get the latest updates, which will be listed below. All times listed will be Mountain time.
7:35 a.m. — Light snow continues to fall in the Denver area. It is sticking to the grass. Up to two inches is forecast for the Denver area today before it begins to change back into rain this afternoon.
8 a.m. — A snow forecast model for the day here in Colorado…
8:55 a.m. — Snow continues to fall. No word yet on today’s game.
9:35 a.m. — No word on any delays yet. We will keep you updated here so please keep refreshing the page for the latest information.
10:18 a.m. — According to @RockiesWX on Twitter, the snow should change to rain here shortly.
10:46 a.m.—The tarp is still on the field here at Coors Field. No word of any delays yet.
11:05 a.m. — Tarp has been removed and the grounds crew is now working on the infield. Skies are getting lighter. Trending towards an on-time start it seems.
11:11 a.m. — Giants and Rockies players are warming up on the field. Precipitation has stopped at the moment.
11:32 a.m. — As the Rockies are saying on their official Twitter account, there are baseball players on the field doing baseball things. No precipitation. Temps running in the high 30s. Will be a chilly game but looks like it will be played.
11:39 a.m. — The snow has returned. Players still warming up.
11:46 a.m. — Some fans in the stands. They have raincoats and umbrellas. Ushers are trying to dry seats as the light snow continues.
12 p.m. — Sun is trying to come out. Skies are much lighter. Current temperature is 38 degrees.
12:10 p.m. — Fans have taken down their umbrellas and put away the rain ponchos for now. One hour from first pitch and it looks like it will be on time.
12:30 p.m. — Ground crew is working on the infield and mound. No reason this game shouldn’t start on time.
12:55 p.m. — Pregame ceremonies are underway. Should be starting in 15 minutes.
1:05 p.m. — National anthem has been performed. Lineups have been announced. Game on!