The Dodgers had their first rainout of the season, with Tuesday’s game against the Rockies postponed after a delay of over 2½ hours.
The two teams will play a split doubleheader on Wednesday, beginning with the regularly scheduled 12:10 p.m. PT game, and the nightcap at 5:10 p.m.
Ross Stripling will pitch Game 1 on Wednesday against Tyler Anderson for the Rockies, with Rich Hill starting Game 2 for the Dodgers against Jeff Hoffman.
Both teams are off Thursday, with the Dodgers returning to Los Angeles to play the Padres on Friday, and the Rockies continuing their homestand against the Diamondbacks.
Tuesday night’s game looked like it would start on time, with Coors Field dry just moments before the scheduled 5:40 p.m. PT first pitch. But then, just before the Rockies took the field, the rains came, and with strong intensity.
Third base umpire and crew chief Tom Hallion conferred with the grounds crew, and play was suspended before Rockies starter Tyler Anderson even completed his warmup pitches.
Per MLB rules, with a doubleheader scheduled as a result of a postponed game within a series, both teams will be able to use a 26th player on the active roster for the second game. The player can be anyone from the minors, even if the player hasn’t yet spent 10 days on optional assignment — someone like Luis Avilan, Josh Fields or Pedro Baez — provided said player is immediately returned to the minors after the game. Or it could be someone activated from the disabled list, like Louis Coleman, who pitched a scoreless inning on Tuesday night for Oklahoma City, the fourth game of his minor league rehab assignment.