Hale, who was scheduled to start Friday night, instead entered in the top of the second inning in place of starter Kyle Kendrick after a rain delay of 2 hours, 6 minutes. Kendrick did not return after pitching the first inning.
Hale pitched 1 2-3 scoreless innings before being forced from the game with the groin injury. He was relieved by Christian Friedrich.
The Rockies did not immediately announce a new starter for Friday's game.