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Padres game rained out for third time in Petco Park history

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) — A recording greeted Padres fans when they showed up to Petco Park Sunday letting them know the game had been postponed due to "unstable inclement weather."  

The game has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 2 at 12:40 p.m.  

This was the third rainout in Petco Park history and fans weren't happy. 

"Yeah I'm pissed off. How am I supposed to know the game is cancelled?" said Laura Egea. 

"It's been raining forever in Washington - I come to San Diego and it's raining," said Robert Paciano.  

The last rain out was in July 2015. 

Crews then pulle  a tarp over large puddles 

The Padres and Colorado Rockies waited nearly three hours that day before the game was called. 

Before that the Padres went 820 games between rain outs - the first was in April 2006. 

This time umpires made the call at 11 a.m. - three hours before game time - over concerns about thunderstorms. 

"It was kind of a quick call, but the must have had a reason for it," said Tom Schultheis "I heard about lightning I guess." 

Sunday's game was the final in a three-game series against the Dodgers. 

The Padres badly lost the last two. 

"Too bad [about] today. I was looking forward to the game and [to] win at least one of the four games maybe would have been nice," said Schultheis.  

"We're going to try and go tomorrow hopefully we'll catch it tomorrow if they give us tickets," said Paciano. "I'm still loving it down here in San Diego though."

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