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Apparently God doesn’t like watching bad baseball. How else can you explain the rain that has followed the Colorado Rockies around all season long?
The club has had more than 24 hours worth of rain delays, but that only includes games that were delayed after the first pitch. The Rockies have seen delays in both Los Angeles and San Diego, two places who don’t see much rain in the summer, and have been having going through a drought for years.
The problem for the Rockies on Sunday was the fact that Eddie Butler, just called back up from Triple-A, was looking dominant. He had his stuff back and was pitching well. Through four innings of work he had yet to give up a run. It was only four innings, but he was out-dueling Andrew Cashner and gave the Rockies something to be excited about.
All of that goes out the window, however, as the game that the Rockies played on Sunday counts about the same as a spring training game. The Rockies will start the game that they missed over on September 10th, the next time they visit San Diego. At worst, it ruins some off-day plans that the Rockies may have had in Seattle, their off-day stop that was scheduled in September before this rain postponement.
The Rockies return home for a six-game homestand where they hope to continue the momentum that they built before the All-Star break when they swept that Atlanta Braves in four games.
The good news for the Rockies was that Butler looked great. The bad news is that rain is in the forecast for the weekend.
Maybe God really doesn’t like watching bad baseball.