Sunday’s Twins-Guardians game postponed due to bad weather: Full details and makeup date

Sunday’s game will be made up as part of a doubleheader in August.
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It only took seven games for the Minnesota Twins to experience their first rain delay. Not only that, but Sunday’s scheduled game against the Cleveland Guardians was postponed well ahead of first pitch due to bad weather.

The postponement might actually be a blessing in disguise for the Twins, who are in the midst of a brutal offensive slump that the team can’t seem to snap out of. Bad umpiring no doubt went a long way in tipping the scales, but Minnesota’s bats have gone dead quiet at the plate in an eerily similar way to what happened last summer.

Sunday was going to be the final game of the home opener series against Cleveland, and Minnesota’s first chance to get a win against the Guardians this year. Back-to-back losses came as the offense fell into a 0-for-24 hitless streak with runners in scoring position, something that goes a lot further in helping lose games than a slew of objectively bad calls by the home plate umpire.

Now the Twins will get a break to hopefully recoup and realign before a tough series against the Los Angeles Dodgers starting on Monday.

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The team made the announcement late Sunday morning ahead of what was supposed to be a 1pm CT start. Bailey Ober was set to take the mound for the second time this season, looking to avenge his horrific start against the Royals, but that will have to wait.

As for Twins fans who were going to the game, tickets will still be honored for the makeup game but you’ll have to wait until August. The game will be made up on August 9th as part of a doubleheader with the regularly scheduled game against Cleveland that night.

Further information about refunds and exchanges can be found here, which the Twins posted right after the postponement was announced.

Nothing really changes in terms of the routine for the Twins other than everyone gets an unexpected day off. Ober’s start is being moved from Sunday to Monday, which means he’ll be out on the mound to open the series against the Dodgers and Yoshinobu Yamamoto rather than Chris Paddack.

Everything keeps flowing from there, except the Twins will be a beat behind normal rotation pace. Paddack will pitch on Tuesday with Louie Varland getting the last game of the series. The only thing that this rain delay prevents is Pablo Lopez getting to the mound against L.A., which was projected to be a matchup against Bobby Miller.

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