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Cubs, Rockies Postponed; Split Doubleheader Tuesday

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The Tuesday forecast isn’t much better.

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With rain expected to continue for the rest of the evening, the Cubs/Rockies contest Monday night at Coors Field has been postponed:

With the Cubs having an off day Thursday, this shouldn’t affect the rotation and Jake Arrieta and John Lackey can start the split doubleheader.

Times in the above tweet are MDT — the games will be at 1:10 p.m. and 7:40 p.m. CT.

That is, if the weather cooperates — and the forecast does not look good:

Tuesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. Light and variable wind becoming east 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. East southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday’s forecast isn’t much better. I assume the teams will try to get two of the three games in and then reschedule the other one.

I’ll have more information in the morning. Incidentally, that’s not snow on the field at Coors Field — it’s hail.