DENVER - The sun was out and the sky was clear around Coors Field. So this was one unusual postponement. The game between the Colorado Rockies and Cincinnati Reds was called off Saturday night because of a water main break just steps from the primary entrance to the ballpark. It will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on Sunday. The first game will start at 4:10 p.m. EDT and the second at 9:10 p.m. The Rockies originally said the game would be delayed 30 minutes, and that city officials were on their way to fix the issue. There were pools of water visible on the street and sidewalk near Blake Street. Restrooms inside Coors Field were not working and there were only limited concessions as the water was turned off to the stadium. Yellow tape was put up to keep fans away from the street and police officers patrolled the area. About 45 minutes after the scheduled first pitch, the Denver Office of Emergency Management requested the game be postponed. "We were told no restrooms. No concessions. You have to have them," said fan Don Evans of Denver. "Important parts of a game. They told us theyd have everything fixed." Stacy Chesney, a spokesperson for Denver Water, said a pipe installed in the 1900s ruptured around 7:30 p.m. EDT. She also said Coors Field was the only customer in the area without water. "Were working as fast as possible to get it repaired," Chesney said. "Were really sorry for the inconvenience to the fans." All this with the sun out and the temperature in the high 80s. "I wasnt sure what was happening," said Reds manager Bryan Price, who met with Rockies skipper Walt Weiss at home plate for several minutes before the game was scrubbed. "There was water on the road, and next thing they are calling the game." Rockies second baseman Josh Rutledge was just as stunned. He said it reminded him of a time when he was with the Tri City Dust Devils in Pasco, Washington, during rookie ball and a fire in the area interrupted a contest. "But I dont know if the game got cancelled," Rutledge said. "You cant make this stuff up." This has simply been that kind of season for the Rockies. Theyre last in the National League and in danger of losing 100 games for the first time in their history. "Whatever can happen will this year," Ryan Lewis of Billings, Montana, said. "Id be surprised if we didnt have a hurricane." The impromptu postponement did help out a few banged-up sluggers. Reds first baseman Todd Frazier was going to take a second night off with a strained lower back. For the Rockies, first baseman Justin Morneau was a late scratch with a stiff neck. Honouring HELTON The Rockies will retire Todd Heltons No. 17 in a ceremony Sunday. The longtime first baseman wrapped up his 17-year career in the Mile High City last season, departing as the franchises career leader in games played (2,247), hits (2,519), doubles (592), homers (369) and RBIs (1,406). Helton will be the centre of attention, something he never really craved during his career. "Hes going to have all the eyes on him," said outfielder Michael Cuddyer, who was activated off the disabled list Saturday after missing more than two months. "I know hes going to feel awkward, but he deserves to feel awkward." Cuddyer firmly believes Helton belongs in Cooperstown. "Hes a Hall of Famer," Cuddyer said. "Id put his numbers up to anybodys. Hes up there with them." TRAINERS ROOM Reds: INF Brandon Phillips (left thumb) was 0 for 2 with a walk and played seven innings during a rehab game with Triple-A Louisville on Friday. Price wants to see how the rest of the weekend goes for Phillips before making any decisions on when he might rejoin the team. "Were anxious to have him back," Price said. Rockies: LHP Franklin Morales missed his start Friday when his wife went into labour. Morales proudly announced his wife had a girl they named Mariana Elena. She was born at 5:37 p.m. Friday and weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces. UP NEXT Reds: RHP Mat Latos (4-3) will start the first game and RHP Dylan Axelrod the second. Axelrod is taking the place of Homer Bailey, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a strained right elbow. Rockies: RHP Jordan Lyles (6-1) gets the ball in the afternoon contest and LHP Yohan Flande (0-5) will go that night. Flande will try for his first major league win in his eighth start. Luke Kuechly Jersey
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