San Diego's Wet and Wild Summer continued on Sunday. This time the July rainstorms did something that has not happened since ... well, ever.
For the first time since the Padres started playing baseball in San Diego, they had a home game rained out in July. Sunday afternoon's weather stopped the scheduled game between the Padres and Rockies in the top of the 5th inning (Colorado was leading 1-0).
The game will be replayed on September 10 with a 12:40 p.m. start time. Folks who had tickets for Sunday's will have those seats honored in the replay.
After a delay of two and a half hours, and with more wet weather in the forecast, the crew at Petco Park decided to call it a day. The last rainout at Petco Park came on April 4 of 2006, a span of 820 home games.
This series we saw the first time a game in our town has ever even been DELAYED by weather in the month of July. The only other July delay in San Diego history came in 2009 and that was because of a swarm of bees.
Sunday's home rainout is just the 17th in Padres history. Keep in mind, they've played baseball since 1969. That's the same number as Dodger Stadium has had in its 53-year existence.