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Prior to arriving in Colorado for a weekend series against the Rockies, the Los Angeles Dodgers were well aware of the difficulty they would have in playing all three games as the forecast called for steady rain and some snow.

The start of Friday’s game was delayed for one hour and four minutes, but five innings managed to be played — the minimum needed for a game to be considered official — before a second delay that lasted one hour and 40 minutes and ended with the game being called.

The teams didn’t have nearly as much luck Saturday as the game was cancelled two hours prior to the scheduled start with no makeup date set. Saturday’s forecast called for rain throughout the evening with the possibility of snow in the late hours into early Sunday morning.

Soon after the Dodgers learned they wouldn’t be playing the second of the three-game series, utility man Kiké Hernandez expressed his disappointment on Twitter:

While the Puerto Rican native’s first tweet could have been perceived as sarcasm, Hernandez later shared his excitement over snow:

Hernandez’s excitement wasn’t necessarily shared by Brett Anderson however, as the pitcher had a more straightforward opinion:

Upon reporting to Coors Field Sunday morning, players were greeted by plenty of snow, which Anderson said put his Friday start into perspective:

Anderson pitched through the downpour and slipped once after throwing a pitch in the bottom of the fifth inning. He fortunately wasn’t injured and waved off the third base umpire as he made his way to the mound.

Anderson got out of the inning soon after on a close play at home plate that was upheld after a challenge from Rockies manager Walt Weiss. The 27-year-old left-hander became the first Dodgers pitcher to throw a complete game this season.

Of the three days the expected weather on Saturday and Sunday figured to present the most difficulty in getting games played. With one game washed away, the Dodgers and Rockies now hope to play the series finale on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. PT.

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