Cubs catch a wicked weather break as hail postpones game in Denver

The Chicago Cubs got a major assist from Mother Nature on Monday.

Having been swept by the New York Yankees, with the finale of a three-game series lasting 18 innings and more than six hours into the darkness of night at Wrigley Field, the world champions were off to Colorado to start a series with the Rockies.

Until this happened:

Oh, hail no.

— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 8, 2017

The force of the hail storm left the field looking more ready for a Broncos game than for baseball.

This is #CoorsField right now.

— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 8, 2017

The grounds crew tried its best to make the field playable but it wound up being soaked by Mother Nature's best efforts.

Current scene at Coors field: cc @Rockies @Cubs

— Caitlin Clarke (@cclarke0) May 8, 2017

And in the end, the weather won out.

Tonight's game has been postponed.

We will play a split doubleheader tomorrow, Game 1 starting at 12:10pm MT.

— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 9, 2017

So, the Cubs will once again be looking at playing 18 innings -- or more -- in one day on Tuesday.

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