Padres, Rockies game delayed by puddle in foul territory


DENVER | Sunday’s game between the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies was temporarily delayed by a puddle on a sunny afternoon at Coors Field.

Mark Razum pushes water along the right-field stands after water discharged onto the field to create a lake in the first inning of a baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies, Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Water began pooling in foul territory along the right field line Sunday, and umpires halted the game in the top of the first inning. The grounds crew rolled away the water and poured more dirt in the area to dry it out. It was unclear where the water came from.

San Diego and Colorado players retreated into their dugouts to wait out the 15-minute delay.