Eager to get on the field in search of their fifth straight victory, the Minnesota Twins will face the uncomfortable situation of dealing with a rain delay on Tuesday as thunderstorms pepper the Detroit area and have forced the two teams into their respective locker rooms.
While a tarp was on the field leading up the to the scheduled 6:00 p.m. CT first pitch, accelerated rain leading up to the start time forced the game into a delay. And as MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger points out, the sight of nearby lightning could threaten to put a wrench in everyone's plans.
Some lightning here in Detroit so they're asking fans to head to the concourse. #MNTwins— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) July 3, 2012
Weather reports are indicating that the serious storms will wrap up by 7:00 p.m., but there has been no official word on what time the game might possibly get underway. With lightning forcing everyone to the concourse, it could wind up being a long night for Twins fans who made the trek to Detroit to catch the four-game series.