Twins vs. Tigers weather update: Rain delay pushes Friday's game to new start time

At least another game isn't getting postponed.
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Three times in the last five days the Minnesota Twins have needed to push back a game due to bad weather. It happened again on Friday night, although this time the game was simply delayed rather than postponed entirely.

Sunday's game against the Cleveland Guardians was moved to August 9th after storms rolled through Minneapolis, while Thursday's game against the Detroit Tigers was folded into a doubleheader on Saturday.

Yet another game was impacted by bad weather, but Friday's action will simply start later than expected rather than on a whole new day.

Twins vs. Tigers game on April 12th will start late due to a rain delay

Right around when first pitch was originally scheduled to take place, it was announced that the game would be getting pushed back an hour due to a rain delay. The game was supposed to start at 5:45 pm CT but showers in the Detroit area had other ideas.

It's tough to not think that the weird weather swings on the schedule haven't impacted the team's performance. Minnesota is trying to establish a routine early in the season but that's being thrown off by all of the sudden stops in action -- three times in six days, to be specific.

This comes at a time when the Twins are already having a tough enough time getting settled into a groove. Four relievers began the season injured with Jhoan Duran, Caleb Thielbar, Justin Topa, and Josh Staumont only now starting to work their way back.

Opening Day saw Royce Lewis go down with a right quad strain that will keep him out for at least a month, and Max Kepler joined him on the IL a week later.

None of that helps establish a rhythm for the Twins, nor does all of these weather delays. It's all part of the game, but it's still not an easy thing to deal with.

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