The Rockies and D'Backs waited for the rain to stop for over two hours, but it never relented and the game finally had to be called shortly after 9:00 p.m. local time.
The reason the Rockies likely waited so long to call the game is the forecast for tomorrow isn't looking so great either. As a result, a makeup date for tonight's action won't be announced until we get a better idea of how many games we're going to lose in this series. One thing seems likely though, they won't play three games against each other this week as scheduled.
Chip Hale says if they are able to get in tomorrow's game, they'll play a single game on Wednesday and make up tonight in June or September.— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) May 5, 2015
If they can't play tomorrow, either, they'll play a doubleheader on Wednesday. Either way, will have to make up tonight later in season.— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) May 5, 2015
Remember, the Rockies already have to make up a rained out game against the Giants with a double header on May 24th, meaning that starting on Tuesday May 12th (after scheduled off days on Thursday and next Monday), the Rockies will begin a 55 day stretch where they have to play 53 games. Adding any more games to that stretch will only further test a team with paper thin reliable pitching depth.
So far, the Rockies have been able to get away with the short length they've gotten out of their starters (to a degree) thanks to all the off days and rain outs, but with a grueling stretch coming, and possibly becoming more grueling if mother nature doesn't cooperate this week, the Rockies bullpen could be in incredibly rough shape by the end of June, especially with the Adam Ottavino news today.
So no baseball tonight, but the Rockies are approaching a very significant crossroads in terms of their starters being able to work deeper into games. Something to keep in mind as we wait for all the black clouds that seem to follow this franchise nonstop to finally lift.