Giants, Rockies Suspended Due To Rain, No Makeup Date Yet
DENVER (AP) – The game between the Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants was suspended after the second rain delay Thursday, with the score tied 2-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning.
A makeup date was still being determined. The Giants next visit Coors Field on Sept. 1-3.
The game was interrupted for 82 minutes before the fourth. The rain moved back in two innings later, delaying the game for another 84 minutes and leading the umpires to suspend action.
Although the weather cleared up, the field was saturated. The grounds crew dumped bags and bags of diamond dry on the infield just to try and make it playable.
Wilin Rosario tied the game at 2 when he hit into a double play in the fifth.
Hunter Pence had a solo homer for the Giants in the fourth and Pablo Sandoval drove in a run with a double.
Sandoval also had a solo homer overturned by a challenge in the second.
Fans were ushered out of their seats and sent to the concourse area as a storm rolled through the city, complete with lightning, heavy rain and even a brief tornado warning for the vicinity. The second wave of weather wasn’t nearly as severe.
Neither starter returned after the first stoppage.
Jorge De La Rosa was cruising along, too, not allowing a hit and striking out three in three innings. The hard-throwing lefty has been bothered by a balky back and given the length of the delay, the Rockies went to the bullpen.
Same with the Giants after Tim Hudson went three innings and allowed five hits. Hudson missed his start last Friday because of a strained left hip.
Michael Cuddyer gave the Rockies a 1-0 lead in the second when his two-out infield single drove in Rosario. The Colorado lineup was missing slugger Carlos Gonzalez, who sat out because of a swollen left index finger. Manager Walt Weiss said before the game that Gonzalez’s injury is a “day-to-day thing.”
NOTES: The Giants placed RHP Santiago Casilla (strained right hamstring) on the disabled list Thursday and recalled RHP George Kontos from Triple-A Fresno. … The Giants will give starter Matt Cain (strained right hamstring) a “couple of days and re-evaluate once we get back to San Francisco,” MGR Bruce Bochy said. Cain felt a twinge in his hamstring after his final pitch in the third before leaving Wednesday’s game. … The Giants return home for a three-games series against Minnesota. … Colorado embarks on a nine-game road swing starting Friday in Atlanta.
– By Pat Graham, AP Sports Writer
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