CINCINNATI- After two games of a three-game series in Miami, the Colorado Rockies and Cincinnati Reds are slated to face each other this weekend in a three-game set.
However, the Rockies may be dealing with thunderstorms before and during the game
Here is the latest weather information concerning the Colorado Rockies and Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.
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At 3:40 PM local time, with the chance of thunderstorms being over 70 percent, the tarp was pulled on to the field and by 3:44 PM local, it started raining while the Rockies were playing catch on the field. After a few minutes of dealing with the raining becoming heavier, the Rockies went back inside of the clubhouse.
It is very hot and humid as it is in the mid-80s but with humidity being at nearly 70 percent, the chance of thunderstorms is not surprising.
It isn’t supposed to last for long as the chance for showers drops between 20 and 30 percent until 8 PM but between 8 PM and 10 PM local time, the chance of thunderstorms rises from 25 percent to 75 percent.
Kyle Freeland is slated to make the start for the Rockies on Friday as he will oppose right-handed pitcher Tyler Mahle.
Mahle is 5-2 on the season with a 3.32 ERA. He faced the Rockies once earlier this season at Coors Field. In that outing, he went seven innings and he allowed seven hits, two runs (both earned), and he struck out four batters.
Freeland, on the other hand, has struggled a bit since he has returned to the active roster. In three starts in 2021, he is 0-1 with a 6.23 ERA. In only 13 total innings, he has allowed 19 hits, nine runs (all earned), and two home runs. He has also walked eight batters and has hit two.
As more develops tonight, we will have live updates here from Cincinnati so stay tuned to our Twitter page (@RoxPileFS) and here on the site. We will have weather updates from Friday below.
UPDATE (4:15 PM E.T.): The rain has subsided but the tarp remains on the field. Some of the Reds have taken the field for stretching before taking batting practice here soon.
SECOND UPDATE (5:10 PM E.T.): The tarp is still on the field but it has not rained in nearly an hour.
THIRD UPDATE (5:20 PM E.T.): The rain has resumed but it is light. Some of the Rockies have taken the field to stretch.
FOURTH UPDATE (5:25 PM E.T.): The Reds grounds crew is pulling off the tarp. The rain has lightened up but it is still sprinkling. The Rockies are about to start BP.
FIFTH UPDATE (7:15 PM E.T.): It was not raining during BP but as the game starts, there is a steady rainfall.