There was a 56-minute wait before the Twins-Angels game was postponed because of rain. There will be two games on Saturday, which is supposed to be sunny.
In game one, Kyle Gibson will face Andrew Heaney. First pitch is at 12:10 p.m.
In game two, Mike Pelfrey will face Garrett Richards. First pitch is at 6;10 p.m.
The Twins originally had Mike Pelfrey starting the first game. But the Twins flipped the two.
Pelfrey's night ERA of 3.97 is a little better than his daytime ERA this year of 4.37, which might have played into their thinking. Gibson's day ERA of 3.58 is a little better than his night ERA of 3.80. Maybe they just flipped a coin, who knows? The Twins announced the change after we left the clubhouse.
The rainout gives the Twins bullpen an extra day of rest, which was needed after the last two games.
``I would rather play,'' Twins manager Paul Molitor said. ``I like the fluidity of it and it puts another wrinkle in the rotaiton going forward, potentially. That all right. We'll take the night off, and I do think one of the benefits is that the beleaguered bullpen gets a blow.''
This was the fourth home game affected by a weather delay this season. It's the 22nd delayed game in Target Field history and 12th postponed game.
Class AA Chattanooga had Friday off . Game Three of the Southern League championship takes place on Saturday in Chattanooga with the series tied 1-1 with Biloxi.
Class A Cedar Rapids is tied 1-1 with West Michigan in the Midwest League championship. Game Three is at Cedar Rapids tomorrow afternoon.