The start of the first home game of the 2020 season for the Colorado Rockies has been delayed by weather in the downtown Denver area.
With the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies set to meet at Coors Field on Friday night to start a three-game series, the start of Friday’s game has been pushed back thanks to storms that are predicted to move through the Denver area shortly after the scheduled first pitch of 6:10 p.m. (Mountain time).
This will be the first meeting of the season between the Rockies and Padres, teams that entered the weekend with a 4-1 and 5-2 mark, respectively, and sat atop the National League West standings through the early part of the campaign.
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We are in the press box at Coors Field and will be providing updates as they become available. You can see the updates below and hit refresh to find the latest information.
This is the first weather delay of the season for the Rockies, who opened the season with three games inside the brand new Globe Life Field in Texas followed by two games in Oakland against the A’s.
First pitch is scheduled to be at 6:45 p.m. but we will keep you updated with any further information. Please hit refresh for the latest information, posted below. All times listed below are Mountain time.
6:14 p.m. — The pitchers are heading to the bullpen to warm up.
6:18 p.m. — Gray and Richards continue to get loose. Big, bubbling clouds can be seen behind the Rockpile in center field.
6:20 p.m. — The tarp is not on the field and no grounds crew can be seen, so this should be a short delay.
6:22 p.m. — Players are slowly returning to the dugouts.
6:25 p.m. — Charlie Blackmon among the players to begin stretching drills again in preparation for the game.
6:28 p.m. — Plenty of jokes in the press box about 2020 and Opening Night being delayed by weather. Hey, at least we have baseball for tonight. Thrilled for that, delayed or not.
6:30 p.m. — Players continue to stretch and the clouds continue to build in the distance. Still, everyone anticipating a 6:45 p.m. start. This is, however, Colorado, and the weather can change in an instant.
6:34 p.m. — When game restarts, wind will be blowing in from center field. It’s shifted and picked up over the last few minutes.
6:36 p.m. — Warmups still progressing and Padres bullpen heading to their spot near the center field nature scene.
6:39 p.m. — Rockies starting pregame video montage. Sun is out at 20th and Blake.
6:42 p.m. — Umpires are coming out to the field.
6:43 p.m. — Managers meeting with umps behind the plate. We are close to first pitch it seems.
6:44 p.m. — Rockies take the field. Thanks for following along with our updates. First pitch is moments away.
6:46 p.m. — We are underway in Denver! That was a 37-minute delay.