Tigers game today: Blue Jays-Tigers rain delay update in Detroit on July 8

Tigers rain delay (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
Tigers rain delay (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /

Here is the latest on weather and its impact on the scheduled game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the hosting Detroit Tigers on July 8.

Nothing can stop pre-All-Star break weekend MLB action. Except for weather, that is. The Detroit area is getting hit with thunderstorms and rain on Saturday, July 8th, and it could wind up causing delays for the Blue Jays-Tigers game scheduled for 1:10 p.m. ET.

If the game ends up being postponed to another day entirely, the two teams have a scheduled game at 1:40 p.m. tomorrow and could potentially squeeze in an afternoon/evening doubleheader.

Sunday’s game is the last one for both teams before the All-Star break starts.

Is the Blue Jays-Tigers game today canceled?

So far, Saturday’s game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Detroit Tigers has not been postponed.

Blue Jays-Tigers rain delay update: Start time after weather delay

This post will be updated with more information as it becomes available. 

LAST UPDATED:  2:20 p.m. ET

After a delay, the Tigers announced Saturday’s game is expected to start at 2:20 p.m. ET. 

The forecast at 11:49 a.m. ET, according to Accuweather, calls for a 66 percent chance of rain in Detroit at noon, 74 percent at 1 p.m., and 57 percent chance at 2 p.m. The precipitation likelihood falls below 50 percent at 3 p.m. before jumping back up to 57 percent at 4 p.m. and declining for the rest of the day. By the evening hours, the weather is expected to be clear.

The total expected precipitation in the afternoon falls in the “moderate” range, which can be played through, though it is not preferable. The additional factor is possible electric storms in the area, which would make it far more likely that the game is put in a weather delay.

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