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By Jeremy Harness
The Giants’ workday was cut short Thursday, when inclement weather washed away any possibility of the Giants and Colorado Rockies playing a baseball game at Coors Field.
The game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on July 15, as the original series opener was originally scheduled with a night game on that day. This series will conclude in Denver Thursday afternoon.
Following the conclusion of the series at hand, the Giants will head home and will welcome the Cincinnati Reds to Oracle Park for a three-game weekend series that begins Friday night. Meanwhile, the Reds will not have to travel very far, as they are currently in the middle of a series across the bay in Oakland against the A’s.
With the baseball game safely out of the way, Bay Area fans got to zero in on more significant games for this time of year. For example, the NHL’s San Jose Sharks were able to advance to the Western Conference Finals by skating past another Colorado team, the Avalanche, by virtue of a 3-2 win at the SAP Center.
Meanwhile, the NBA’s Golden State Warriors are now one game away from reaching the Western Conference Finals for a fifth straight year by beating the Houston Rockets inside of Oracle Arena, which is slightly more lively than Oracle Park these days.
The Giants and Rockies are nowhere near reaching the postseason at this point, however. In fact, they have identical 16-20 records heading into Thursday afternoon’s series finale, which qualifies as a tie for the National League West cellar.
On a positive note, they are only 7 ½ games out of the top spot in the division, with more than four months left in the regular season.