Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals: Weather updates from Coors Field

Apr 6, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; A general view of Coors Field during a rain delay before the game between the Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 6, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; A general view of Coors Field during a rain delay before the game between the Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /

The opening game of the four-game series between Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals is being affected by rain and storms moving through the downtown Denver area.

Here is the latest on any weather delays impacting the Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field.

Rain began falling at Coors Field around 4:35 p.m. (Mountain time), just as the Rockies were finishing batting practice. Cardinals pitchers were on the field, stretching and warming up in the outfield, but the Cardinals did not get a chance to take batting practice before the tarp was placed on the field.

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Thunder was heard at Coors Field around 4:48 p.m. (local time)

The inclement weather put a further delay on former Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado officially taking the field in his return to Denver after a February trade that sent him to St. Louis. A capacity crowd is expected at Coors Field on Thursday for the first game that Arenado has played against the Rockies in Denver.

Adam Wainwright (6-5, 3.59 ERA) is scheduled to take the mound for the Cardinals while Antonio Senzatela (2-7, 4.76) is expected to open the game for the Rockies.

We are in the press box at Coors Field and will publish updates to this story as they become available. Please see below for the latest updates and please note all times are local (Mountain time). Additionally, please hit refresh to see the latest information.

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4:55 p.m. — Rain has lightened up but skies are still dark and tarp is on the field.

And here’s some information from our friends at Coors Field forecast on Twitter.

5 p.m. — More thunder as members of the Cardinals bullpen walk back into the dugout from center field.

5:02 p.m. — A big bolt of lightning followed by thunder and rain intensifying.

5:05 p.m. — Fans are filling into the seats as the rain continues to fall. Tarp on the field and plenty of water on it.

5:10 p.m. — Thunder, rain, and wet Rockies and Cardinals fans.

5:15 p.m. — Rain has picked up slightly here at Coors Field.

5:18 p.m. — So far, can confirm a Cardinals Arenado jersey in red, white, powder blue. Also an Arenado Rockies jersey and an Arenado All-Star Game jersey. Plenty of 28s wandering around in the rain.

5:23 p.m. — Rain falling. Tarp on field. Thunder rumbling.

5:30 p.m. — Currently the lightest the rain has been in about an hour. Security folks starting to take their places around the stadium. May be a delay but looks like they will try to play this game at some point tonight.

5:35 p.m. — Light rain, no movement on tarp or official announcement on delay.

6 p.m. — We are officially in a weather delay. Not a surprise, but it’s official. No estimated start time. Tarp is still on the field and rain is coming down.

6:06 p.m. — Next decision on what to do with the game is coming around 6:30 p.m., according to those in the know here at Coors Field.

6:10 p.m. — Rain falling at a pretty steady pace right now.

6:15 p.m. — Raining at a solid pace.

6:35 p.m. — No more updates, but sky is definitely starting to lighten up from the southwest. A good sign.

6:37 p.m. — Sunshine in the outfield!

6:40 p.m. — This should have officially been game time, but no movement on the tarp or update yet.

6:50 p.m. — The grounds crew is preparing to get the water off the tarp. Another positive sign!

6:52 p.m. — The sun is out and we can see the dirt of the infield. Fans are applauding. First pitch scheduled for 7:35 p.m.

6:58 p.m. — Fans are starting to fill into their seats. Plenty of Cardinal fans will make their presence felt tonight in downtown Denver.

7:05 p.m. — Rockies starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela has begun warming up.

7:13 p.m. — Both Cardinals and Rockies position players have taken the field.

7:15 p.m. — Nolan Arenado takes the field to a big round of applause.

7:30 p.m. — The national anthem has been sung and we are almost ready to play ball on what has become a beautiful night in downtown Denver.

7:38 p.m. — First pitch comes with 63-degree temps. Play ball!