DENVER — The final game of a three-game series between the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres at Coors Field has been delayed by rain in the Denver area.
Here is the latest weather information on the delay at Coors Field for the game featuring the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres
Clouds have been in the downtown Denver area all day, but nothing kept the final game between the Rockies and Padres from starting on time (1:10 p.m. Mountain time). Former Padres pitcher Dinelson Lamet took the mound for the Rockies to open the game, while San Diego sent Blake Snell out to try to finish off the three-game sweep. If the Padres win on Sunday, it would mark the first sweep in Denver for San Diego since September 19-21, 2011.
Both teams also entered Sunday’s contest at opposite ends of the winning spectrum. San Diego is looking to win its fourth straight contest, matching a season high. Colorado, meanwhile, has lost six consecutive games to fall to 26-40 on the season. If Colorado doesn’t win on Sunday, it will mark the first time the Rockies have gone 0-6 or worse during a homestand since June 8-14, 2012.
Colorado jumped on front 1-0 thanks to a first-inning home run from Ezequiel Tovar. However, San Diego knotted the game in the third inning, then added two runs in the fourth when Jake Cronenworth sent a two-run shot into the right-field stands.
Lamet would leave after 5.0 innings, giving up three runs on six hits.
The Rockies tied it in the bottom of the eighth on the first career home run from Coco Montes, who made his MLB debut on Sunday and started at second base.
Finally in the bottom of the ninth after Ryan McMahon tied the game with a shot into the third deck, the tarp was brought on the field at 3:45 p.m. Denver time.
We are live in the Coors Field press box and will keep this page updated below with the latest weather-related information impacting the continuation of the game. Please hit refresh to ensure you are seeing the latest posts.
All times listed below are in Mountain time.
3:47 p.m. — The tarp is now on the field. Rain is coming down hard. Game is tied 4-4 with no outs in the bottom of the ninth.
3:51 p.m. — A live look at Coors Field.
3:54 p.m. —‚ Rain is expected to continue in downtown Denver for some time.
4 p.m. — Rain still coming down. Plenty of water pooling on the tarp.
4:03 p.m. — Big crack of lightning just scurried some kids back under the cover of the concourse.
4:06 p.m. — And there is this. People trying to stay entertained during the delay.
4:10 p.m. — They are clearing the fans from the seating area because of lightning in the area.
4:13 p.m. — Thunder rumbling in the area and rain still coming down.
4:17 p.m. — Skies are getting lighter but rain still coming down at a steady pace.
4:20 p.m. — Best tweet of the day so far, we think…
4:25 p.m. — Rain seems to be getting lighter and can see some blue sky over the left field stands.
4:30 p.m. — Rain has almost stopped. No movement on tarp or announcements yet.
4:31 p.m. — Tarp crew has just emerged. We may have some movement on the tarp shortly.
4:34 p.m. — Fans coming back into seating area.
4:35 p.m. — We had some movement on the tarp … and then we didn’t. Hmmmm.
4:40 p.m. — No rain and no movement on the tarp. Strange.
4:42 p.m. — Tarp is moving. Plenty of water coming off. Still going to be a bit until they can play on this field.
4:44 p.m. — Saying game will resume at 5:10 p.m. Surprising.
4:48 p.m. — Grounds crew still working on tarp removal and still some work to do on the field, but the rain has stopped.
4:51 p.m. — Frantically working on the infield, which took plenty of rain before the delay happened.
4:58 p.m. — Xander Bogaerts comes out of the Padres dugout, becoming the first player back on the field.
5:03 p.m. — Players are beginning to stretch for both sides.
5:07 p.m. — Kudos to the grounds crew. Padres just took the field.
5:08 p.m. — Brent Honeywell warming up for San Diego and we’re almost ready to go. Again, 4-4 with no outs in the bottom of the ninth.
5:10 p.m. — Here we go. Thanks for following along!