"Playing in Atlanta for two years, I saw quite a few rain delays," he said. "But I wouldn't expect it in San Diego. Hopefully that's the last one."
This was the first postponed game at Petco Park since April 4, 2006, a span of 820 games at the Padres' downtown ballpark, which opened in 2004. Sunday's postponement was just the second in Petco Park's history.
The Padres and Rockies, attempting to squeeze in the final game of their three-game series at Petco Park, waited through a delay of two hours and 30 minutes before the game was called. The Padres had a game delayed nearly two hours earlier this year by rain, against the Nationals on May 14.
The game will be made up on Sept. 10 at 12:40 p.m. Tickets will be honored for that game or can be exchanged for an equally-valued ticket based on availability.
The Rockies were leading the Padres, 1-0, before rain halted play in the top of the fifth inning.
The statistics from this day won't count and the two teams will start from scratch on Sept. 10, which turns their normally scheduled three-game series into a four-game set.