Poor Weather Halts Baseball (4/23 Recaps)

It's not too often when baseball games are cancelled due to freezing temperatures and snow. But that's exactly what happened in Detroit, as a winter snow storm moved across the upper midwest in the middle of spring, cancelling the Tigers' game (as well as most of the games of their affiliates).

Detroit Tigers - 7-10, 3rd in AL Central
The Tigers were snowed out on Saturday afternoon, and there doesn't appear to be an end in sight with the snow storm likely continuing to keep the Tigers off the field. The Tigers will nonetheless try and get their game in on Sunday afternoon, with Jason Johnson still looking to face Joe Mays. The rainout is scheduled to be made up this Monday, the 25th as a Monday afternoon game.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - 10-5, 1st in West division
Toledo was in Indianapolis, but Indianapolis wasn't outside the circle, as the city was hit as well, forcing a rainout. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Sunday.
- Doug DeSloover, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves - 9-8, 3rd in Southern division
Erie & Bowie split a doubleheader Saturday afternoon with both games shortened to 7 innings. Excellent pitching and timely hitting propelled the SeaWolves to a 2-0 win in the opener. Erie starting pitcher Rob Henkel improved his record to 3-1 with 6 innings of shutout pitching, giving up 5 hits, 2 walks and striking out 2. Henkel's ERA now is a sparkling 1.25. Edwin Almonte picked up his third save with one scoreless inning of relief. SS Tony Giarratano socked Bowie pitching for a double and a triple, and scored both of Erie's runs. 3B Don Kelly and DH Kurt Airoso each drove in a run. The highlights faded with the daylight for Erie in Game 2, as they lost 7-1. The SeaWolves could manage only 2 hits against Bowie pitching. SS Tony Giarratano continued his solid hitting, with a home run in the second game to account for Erie's lone score. Starter Joel Zumaya (0-2) took the loss after being tagged for 5 runs (all earned) in 6 innings of work. Weather permitting; the teams are scheduled to play Sunday at 1:05 p.m.
- Paige Edelman, Erie Correspondent

High-A Lakeland Tigers - 12-3, 1st in West division
Lakeland wasn't affected by the snowstorm, but were still rained out on Saturday evening. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on June 1st with the Miracle.
- Aaron Westgate, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps - 8-7, tied 2nd in East division
It's not too often that 'snow' can be cited as the reason for a game cancellation, but that's exactly what happened with the Whitecaps, as snow prevented the 'Caps from taking the field on Saturday. West Michigan hopes to get both games in on Sunday as part of a doubleheader.
- Deb Ziegler, West Michigan Correspondent

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