The second game of a three-game series between the Colorado Rockies and the Washington Nationals at Coors Field has been impacted by a weather delay.
Here is the latest weather information from Coors Field regarding the delay between the Colorado Rockies and Washington Nationals
After playing a chilly game on Tuesday night, with the Nationals posting a 10-2 win, the two teams were scheduled to be back in action under similar temperatures on Wednesday night. Patrick Corbin (0-4, 8.69 ERA) was scheduled to take the mound to open the game for Washington while Austin Gomber (1-2, 3.86 ERA) drew the start for the Colorado Rockies.
While the Rockies had little luck at the plate on Tuesday night, one player who did was first baseman C.J. Cron, who blasted an eighth-inning solo shot to account for his Major League-tying ninth home run of the season.
Meanwhile, Josh Bell continued his torrid start at the plate for Washington with a 3-for-5 night, including a three-run home run. The first baseman entered Wednesday’s play with a National League-leading .464 on base percentage and third in the NL with a .366 batting average.
Rain started falling shortly after the conclusion of Tuesday night’s Washington victory and continued throughout the night and morning in Denver. However, the rain stopped around lunchtime and both teams were able to go through the pregame batting, fielding, and stretching drills.
Temperatures hovered in the 40s and 50s all day in Denver, with the thermometer showing 52 degrees when the Nationals were finishing up batting practice.
We are in the press box at Coors Field and will provide weather updates below. All times listed will be in Mountain (local) time. Please hit refresh to ensure you are receiving the latest information.
5:34 p.m. — Rain has started to move back into the area. Ushers have put on their raincoats.
5:46 p.m. — The mound and home plate has been covered. Grounds crew is standing by the tarp.
5:53 p.m. — Sky is darkening over Coors Field. Still no tarp on the field or delay announced.
5:56 p.m. — We are officially in a weather delay.
5:57 p.m. — Rain has begun to fall at Coors Field.
6 p.m. — Still no tarp on the field, but the mound and home plate remain covered.
6:05 p.m. — Clouds look to be clearing from the north, but rain is forecast throughout the evening.
6:10 p.m. — No movement on the tarp or further update on the delay. Light rain still falling.
6:12 p.m. — Weather radar update:
6:16 p.m. — Rain seems to have stopped for the moment. Still no tarp on the field. A few fans wandering the Coors Field concourse.
6:19 p.m. — First pitch is now estimated for 7:05 p.m.
6:24 p.m. — Now the tarp has come onto the field. Hmmmm.
6:27 p.m. — Sandbags have been placed on the tarp as well but doesn’t look like rain is falling.
6:30 p.m. — Some members of the Washington and Colorado bullpens are heading to the outfield.
6:31 p.m. — The rain has returned.
6:34 p.m. — The sandbags are being removed off the tarp by the grounds crew.
6:37 p.m. — The tarp is being removed. Corbin and Gomber are continuing to warm up.
6:41 p.m. — Some blue sky is visible over the buildings beyond left field.
6:45 p.m. — Home plate and pitching mound have been uncovered. Looks like we are on for the 7:05 p.m. start.
6:55 p.m. — Starting lineups are being announced and it’s almost time for the national anthem.
7 p.m. — We’re on time. Rockies are about to take the field. We will keep this page updated throughout the evening as rain will likely continue to be an issue.
7:05 p.m. — Sun is actually out as Gomber makes his first pitch and we are underway.
8:22 p.m. — Rockies lead 5-1 through five innings. Game is official.