Dodgers And Rockies Schedule June Doubleheader To Makeup Rainout
Amid rain, snow and cool temperatures, the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers managed to play two games over the weekend. However only one, Sunday’s contest, went the distance; Friday’s game was called in the top of the sixth after a one our and 40-minute rain delay.
As expected, Saturday’s game was cancelled two hours prior to scheduled first pitch as the forecast called for rain throughout the night and eventually snow. On Sunday the Dodgers announced the game will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on Tuesday, June 2.
Fans who purchased tickets to the May 9 game that was postponed can redeem for the newly added game only. Or, exchanges for the May 9 game may be made for any game throughout the remainder of the season – value for value, best available seating. However, all exchanges must be completed prior to June 2.
The first of the twin bill is scheduled for a 12:10 p.m. PT start and the second (originally scheduled) game will be played at 5:40 p.m. PT. Last season the Dodgers played one doubleheader and swept the two games as part of a three-game series sweep of the Minnesota Twins.
When the Dodgers next travel to Colorado it will be at the conclusion of a six-game road trip that’s now includes a seventh game. Prior to arriving in Colorado, the Dodgers will play three games against the Cardinals.
While the Dodgers have run into weather issues on the road over the years, the last rainout at Dodger Stadium was April 17, 2000 against the Houston Astros. Their May 23 game this season with the San Diego Padres was delayed by 49 minutes, making it the first rain delay at Chavez Ravine since 2008.
There have been 17 rainouts at Dodger Stadium over the course of its 53-year history. The Dodgers played 410 home games before the first rainout in April 1967; the next didn’t come until 1976. The Dodgers also went without a rainout from 1988-1999.
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