Giants, Rockies suspended due to rain

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 22, 2014 at 8:30 pm •  Published: May 22, 2014
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DENVER (AP) — The kid wanted to keep playing even with the field a muddy mess and more rain on the horizon.

Sorry, Nolan Arenado, maybe next time.

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.

When the game resumes, though, the Rockies will be at the plate with two outs and Michael Cuddyer on first after his third single.

Had it been left up to Arenado, they would've found a way to finish. But that's just him.

"If it looked good, I wish we would've kept playing," Arenado said.

That's the thing — the weather didn't look good.

Although the skies looked less ominous, the field was saturated. The grounds crew dumped bags and bags of diamond dry on the infield just to try and make it playable.

But after an 82-minute delay before the fourth and another stoppage two innings later for 84 minutes, it was a big undertaking. The commissioner's office had finally seen enough and informed crew chief Bill Miller to suspend it.

"The field took a lot of water," Miller said in a statement. "It was going to take 45 minutes to get ready and another storm was forecast to hit. ... Both managers agreed it was best."

No reason to risk injury, especially after the Giants had two pitchers strain hamstrings the day before — on a dry field, no less.

"It just made sense," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "This is the smartest thing to do."

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 another run with a double later in the inning.

Sandoval also had a solo homer overturned by a challenge in the second. He lined a shot down the left-field line that was ruled a homer, sending Sandoval trotting around the bases as left fielder Corey Dickerson repeatedly pointed that the ball was foul.

Manager Walt Weiss challenged the call and it was changed. Sandoval stepped back into the batter's box and flew out to center.