So far this season, the Detroit Tigers’ biggest opponent has been Mother Nature. And she wins every time. Yet another Tigers game has been called due to April showers in Michigan. The Tigers announced the game would be delayed around 11:15 a.m, about two hours before game time. Detroit was set to face off against the New York Yankees in Game 2 of a three-game series. Fransisco Lirano was on the docket to pitch against Luis Cessa in Saturday’s game in a righty-lefty matchup.

The good guys lost last night’s game 8-6, with Mike Fiers taking the loss. The most talked about play of the game happened in the second inning, when Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks pulled off an inside-the-park home run. James McCann was an offensive force as well, responsible for a home run and three RBIs in Friday’s loss. Jeimer Candelario also hit a homer of his own.

The Tigers will now play a double-header tomorrow, with games at 1:10 p.m. and 7:10 p.m. Matthew Boyd will get the ball in the early, already scheduled game. The Tigers offense will face Yankees right-hander Luis Severino. All weather permitting, of course.

The makeup game will be the late game. If you bought tickets to Saturday’s game, they are valid for tomorrow’s makeup game. If a Sunday night game isn’t going to work out, fans can exchange their tickets for any future similar or lesser-priced games in the next 12 months.

If it were me, I would seriously be thinking about picking a new game down the line. Like way down the line. Some time when the rain and the cold are just a distant memory. Because as of this publication, the forecast isn’t looking promising for tomorrow either. Detroit is expected to see a 100% chance of rain on Sunday, with areas of freezing rain possible.

Welcome to spring in Michigan, folks.

 

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