Rockies – Phillies Postponed Due To Major Heat Spell

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The snow in Colorado scrapped plans for Pedro Martinez’s first postseason start in five years.

Game 3 of the Philadelphia-Colorado playoff series was postponed a day because of weather Saturday better suited for cross-country skiing. That prompted a pitching switch by the Phillies, with left-hander J.A. Happ going to the mound Sunday instead of the 37-year-old Martinez. The Rockies are sticking with Jason Hammel.

Tracy suspected this might not be a night for baseball when even his dogs wanted to skip their morning walk. Major League Baseball agreed with Tracy’s beagles, pushing back Game 3 of this NL division series to Sunday night and Game 4 to Monday.

A cold front moved into Denver overnight, dropping temperatures into the teens with record lows for the date. Coors Field was covered with a thin layer of snow and ice Saturday morning and flurries were expected to continue through the night.

The National Weather Service said the cold front packed more punch than expected and easily broke the record low for the date of 25 degrees set in 1905.

“It’s not going to get as warm as we thought. It got much colder than we anticipated,” meteorologist Eric Thaler said. “We crushed the record: 17 today, 7:22 this morning. Up in the foothills it’s even colder.”

Thaler said the updated forecast called for temperatures in the mid-20s at game time, which would have been the coldest, by far, for any postseason game.

Of course, when it is really cold, it is just weather. When it is 1 degree warmer, the whole Earth is going to burn because someone drove their SUV down to the supermarket to buy produce grown 300 miles away.

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One Response to “Rockies – Phillies Postponed Due To Major Heat Spell”

  1. John Ryan says:

    Record high in FL 93 degrees OMG we are all gonna die !! we are getting all sorts of EXTREME weather

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