DENVER -- Starter Tyler Anderson put his pitching arm to good use -- high-fiving fans in the front row that waited out a long rain delay.There werent many left, with most throwing in the towel on a dreary Tuesday night.The game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies was postponed because of rain after a delay of 2 hour, 32 minutes from the scheduled first pitch. They will now play a split doubleheader Wednesday, with the first game at 1:10 p.m. and the latter at 6:10 p.m.Colorado will throw the lefty Anderson (4-5) and then righty Jeff Hoffman (0-2). The Dodgers will flip-flop their starters, going with righty Ross Stripling (3-5) in Game 1 and lefty Rich Hill (10-3) in the second.The weather is unpredictable around here, Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. We thought it was going to be a little flyby (storm) at first, a 20- to 30-minute delay. It just never went away.Rain began falling just as Colorado players took the field for the start of the game. Anderson tossed a few warmup pitches before a drizzle turned into a downpour and sent fans scurrying for cover.Anderson tried to stay loose during the break by riding a stationary bike in the clubhouse and throwing in the batting cage.Later, with the rain still falling, Anderson returned to the field with the hood of his sweatshirt pulled over his head and tested the outfield grass. After lightly jumping up and down a few times, he wandered over to the stands, where he chatted with fans that remained.The Dodgers tried to stay patient waiting out the delay as well.We didnt get our hopes up in any one way, so the understanding that whatever decision was ultimately made, we got to make good on it, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. Were fine. And Strip and Rich will pitch, and well go out there and try to pitch a couple games.TRAINERS ROOMDodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (mild disk irritation) threw two solid innings in a simulated game Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. Also throwing were righty Brandon McCarthy (right hip stiffness), lefty Brett Anderson (blister on his left index finger) and lefty Scott Kazmir (neck inflammation). ... SS Corey Seager was out of the lineup Tuesday, but it was a scheduled day off and had nothing to do with being hit on the left hand the night before. Hes fine, Roberts said.Rockies: RHP Tyler Chatwood (strained back) threw 4 1/3 innings and allowed two runs in a rehab assignment with Double-A Hartford on Monday. When Chatty is ready to go, were going to plug him in, Weiss said.CLOSE WATCHThe Dodgers are keeping a close watch on the number of innings rookie Julio Urias logs this season. The lefty already has thrown 63 innings for the Dodgers heading into his start Friday. Injuries have forced the team to lean a little more heavily on him than anticipated.It was important to get him to a certain threshold this year, just to build off of for next year, explained Andrew Friedman, the teams president of baseball operations. Because of injuries, probably get there sooner that we wouldve liked. Thats the way things have played out this year. Hes had a big part in where we are this year.Should the Dodgers make the postseason, Urias might contribute out of the bullpen. Micah Kiser Jersey . But what about the officials? Every sport has officials and they also have stories about hard work and sacrifice but their accomplishments are seldom recognized by anyone outside their inner circle. Torry Holt Jersey . 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MINNEAPOLIS -- From Aaron Rodgers to Eli Manning, Cam Newton to Marcus Mariota, Mike Zimmer has devised game plans that have made some of the leagues best and most dynamic quarterbacks look like lifelong backups.Next up for the Minnesota Vikings defensive mastermind: Andrew Luck .The Indianapolis Colts (6-7) come to Minnesota on Sunday on the outside of the playoff chase, and Luck knows that hell be facing one of his most difficult tests of the season.Coach Zimmer is obviously an incredible defensive mind, Luck said. You have to be able to run and throw the football, have to protect the football, have to be able to stay ahead of the chains. You dont want to get caught in third-and-long. When you get down in the red zone, you better score some points.Luck comes in ranked fifth in the league in yards per game, having topped 300 yards four times this season. Hes also an underrated running threat with 304 yards rushing, good for second on the team behind starting running back Frank Gore.Hes a tough guy. I really admire guys like him, Zimmer said. He gets hit, and he doesnt complain to the official or anything like that. He just goes about his business, and like I say, hes a tremendous, tremendous quarterback.The Vikings (7-6) are one of just three teams in the league that has yet to allow a 300-yard passer this season. The defense ranks second overall, third against the pass and first in points allowed, serving as the backbone of the Vikings desperate push for the postseason.With an offense that has struggled to put up points this season behind a patchwork offensive line, and a special teams unit that had to change kickers midseason because of Blair Walshs shaky right leg, the defense has been left to carry the load. And thats just the way Zimmer likes it.Here are some key angles about the game:ADRIAN LOOMS: Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson has missed the last 11 games have having surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. He returned to practice this week and said he is taking things day by day. Initially, he targeted the game at Green Bay on Dec. 24 to come back. But Peterson also said he likely wouldnt risk playing again this year if the Vikings were eliminated from playoff contention. A home losss to the Colts would push them pretty close to that edge.ddddddddddddHARRISON SMITH UPDATE: Vikings standout safety Harrison Smith missed last weeks game against Jacksonville with a severely sprained ankle. Zimmer expressed optimism this week that Smith could defy the odds and return sooner rather than later. Smith missed practice the first two days of the week, leaving his status in doubt for the game. The Vikings certainly could use one of their biggest playmakers back to help them against the Colts, Packers and Bears.PLAYOFF WATCH: Nine AFC teams already have more wins than the Colts, and four of those hold head-to-head tiebreakers over Indianapolis. Add the Colts 4-6 record against conference foes and that its worse than any of the teams in front of them. Its obvious just how precarious their situation is: Win, and they can keep playoff hope alive, lose and they could easily be eliminated.PAGANO WATCH: Chuck Pagano got his first win as a head coach over the Vikings on Sept. 16, 2012. Since then, the Colts have gone to the playoffs three times, won two division titles and reached the AFC championship game in 2015. They also missed the playoffs last year and if they miss them this year, it would be the first time Indy has failed to make the postseason in back-to-back years since 1997 and 1998. Critics already are calling for Paganos ouster, and a second straight loss to a playoff contender would only increase the calls for the coaching change.MILESTONE WATCH: Gore has been passing Hall of Famers all season on the NFLs career rushing list. This week, he needs 77 yards from scrimmage to pass Tony Dorsett (16,293) for No. 10 on the leagues career list. WR T.Y. Hilton needs five receptions to post a career high (82 in 2013 and 2014) and 143 yards to surpass his previous career best (1,345 in 2014). Lucks next 300-yard game will move him into a tie with the late John Unitas (26) for No. 3 on the franchises career list, and K Adam Vinatieris next victory will give him 200 regular-season wins in his career.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Cheap Adidas Hockey Jerseys Wholesale College Jerseys Cheap Nike Basketball Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Baseball Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Nike NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Soccer Jerseys China Cheap NCAA Jerseys China Stitched NFL Jerseys Cheap Custom Jerseys China Cheap Basketball Jerseys Authentic NFL Jerseys China Cheap College Jerseys Wholesale Football Jerseys ' ' '