May 22, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Members of the grounds crew pull a tarp onto the field during a rain delay during the sixth inning between the San Francisco Giants and the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies Game Suspend; Will Resume in September


The San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies game was suspended in the bottom of the 6th inning today after two rain delays at Coors Field. The game was tied 2-2 and will be resumed where it left off when the Giants return to Denver in September.

In case you’re wondering how it all works, here are the Official MLB Rules governing a suspended game.

4.12(c) A suspended game shall be resumed at the exact point of suspension of the original game. The completion of a suspended game is a continuation of the original game. The lineup and batting order of both teams shall be exactly the same as the lineup and batting order at the moment of suspension, subject to the rules governing substitution. Any player may be replaced by a player who had not been in the game prior to the suspension. No player removed before the suspension may be returned to the lineup.
A player who was not with the club when the game was suspended may be used as a substitute, even if he has taken the place of a player no longer with the club who would not have been eligible because he had been removed from the lineup before the game was suspended.

Rule 4.12(c) Comment: If immediately prior to the call of a suspended game, a substitute pitcher has been announced but has not retired the side or pitched until the batter becomes a baserunner, such pitcher, when the suspended game is later resumed may, but is not required to start the resumed portion of the game. However, if he does not start he will be considered as having been substituted for and may not be used in that game.

Official Rules: 4.00 Starting and Ending a Game

As for what has already transpired in the game, Tim Hudson pitched the first three innings, before the first rain delay. He allowed one run on five hits. After the rain delay, David Huff entered the game and pitched 2.2 innings until the second and final rain delay. Hunter Pence hit is fifth home run of the season today.

The game ended with two outs in the bottom of the 6th and Michael Cuddyer on first base.

Stuart posed an interesting question of a scenario that could happen between now and September. You all have some time to ponder on it.


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