The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins were off to an exciting start Friday night before the storms rolled in and cancelled the game.
Cleveland Indians fans had a full day on Thursday to prepare for the dramatic series against the Minnesota Twins that began tonight.
The weather forecast was always ominous and on a Friday the 13th featuring a full moon, the bad weather came and rained out the game.
The lightning show was truly insane to watch for those in Northeast Ohio. I went to fill up my gas tank as soon as the delay was announced and it looked like Thor was up in the clouds with all the flashes of light.
Anyway, the rainout has now set up a doubleheader on Saturday. Zack Meisel had a series of tweets sharing all the latest information.
The key point there is that the Twins are now forced to go with two bullpen games. That could end up being quite difficult if the first game isn’t going in their favor. The team would essentially have to stick with someone if they are struggling, in theory, in order to avoid burning all the arms for the night game.
Then there is the fact the two teams have an afternoon game on Sunday. The Twins may be in terrible shape when it comes to available arms. Though that won’t matter if the Indians slip up lose both games on Saturday.
All of this is just talk right now on a night when the game should have never been started in the first place.
Stress levels will be high on Saturday but the Indians have the pitching advantage. Almost as high as they are for me right now with the constant lightning strikes right outside my house as I try to write.