By Morris Phillips
Cold temperatures and rain kept the Giants and Rockies from play in the opener of their three-game series in Denver on Monday.
The clubs–and their pitching staffs–get a soft landing with a doubleheader scheduled for Tuesday with both games shortened to seven innings.
Alex Wood is the scheduled starter for the opener at 2:40pm, and Aaron Sanchez, Monday’s scheduled starter, will pitch the nightcap.
The postponement is welcome news for Trevor Story, Brandon Crawford and others on both teams who are nicked up and could use an extra day to heal.
The Dodgers were postponed in Chicago, and the Padres won at home over the Pirates, a combination that keeps the Giants in first place in the NL West at 17-11.