Tigers Postponed Again (4/26 Recaps)

Well, at least it wasn't snow this time around. Unfortunately, no matter what the cause, it still means that the Tigers were not able to play another game as the series opener with Cleveland was rained out.

Detroit Tigers - 8-10, 3rd in AL Central
Arain delay kept the Tigers and Indians off the field on Tuesday night, once again pushing the starters back. The teams will try again on Wednesday to get a game in. With another delay, manager Alan Trammell once again shifted around his rotation. So, Jeremy Bonderman will still make the start on his scheduled night, with Nate Robertson being pushed back to Friday evening. Bonderman will take on Cleveland Indians' starter Jake Westbrook at 7:05pm. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Detroit as well as ESPN.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - 11-7, 1st in West division
The Mud Hens traveled to Louisville on Tuesday and brought the offense with them when they entered Louisville Slugger field, posting 14 runs against the Bats to improve to 11-7 on the season. Toledo pitcher Sean Douglass surrendered one run in the first, and then shut out the Bats for the rest of the game pitching seven innings and only allowing five hits while striking out six Louisville batters. Douglass now improves to 3-0 on the season with a 0.74 ERA. The Hens belted out 18 hits against four Louisville pitchers. Jared Fernandez, who took the loss, gave up seven of the runs in 5 1/3 innings of work. Ramon Martinez, during his first game of a rehab assignment, went 6-6 at the plate and scored two runs. Mike Hessman also feasted on the Bat's pitching by going 4-6 with two doubles, three RBI and three runs scored. The Hens look to continue their offensive surge on Wednesday when they play an early game with the Bats at 11:15 a.m.
- Doug DeSloover, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves - 10-8, 3rd in Southern division
Erie, not too far from Cleveland, was also hit hard with rain, and so they had their game suspended in the bottom of the third. They'll pick the game up at the same point on Wednesday evening at 5:00pm, and will then play a second game following the conclusion of that game.
- Paige Edelman, Erie Correspondent

High-A Lakeland Tigers - 13-5, 1st in West division
The L-Tigers lost a close one on Tuesday night, falling to Dunedin 5-4. Nate Bumstead started, but wasn't as sharp as he had been, giving up three runs in four innings before being pulled. Unfortunately, the bullpen couldn't hang on to the early lead the offense had staked them, and Andy Baldwin gave up a run in the 8th to give Dunedin the lead. He took the loss to fall to 0-1 on the year. Wilton Reynolds went two for three with two doubles and an RBI, while Garth McKinney had a two run double that helped get the L-Tigers out in the lead. Lakeland will now take on Sarasota back home at 7:00pm.
- Aaron Westgate, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps - 10-9, tied 3rd in East division
The Whitecaps split their second doubleheader with Peoria Tuesday, finishing their four-game series tied 2-2. Starter Josh Kauten pitched all seven innings of game one and had his first loss of the season (3-1). Kauten struck out four Chiefs, gave up seven hits and three earned runs. The 'Caps lineup suffered at the hands of Peoria's starter Sean Gallagher who took down ten West Michigan batters on strikes. Designated hitter Wilkin Ramirez and third baseman Nick McIntyre had a single apiece, the only 'Caps hits of the game. The situation improved in act two. After the sting of facing Gallagher in game one, the West Michigan sluggers had better luck against game two Peoria starter Jesse Estrada. The nine Whitecaps hits included two hits apiece for Ramirez and right fielder Matt Parrish, a pinch hit single from Brooks Colvin, and big triples from first baseman Jody Roughton and shortstop Nick McIntyre. Ramirez, Roughton, Parrish, and Colvin had the four West Michigan RBIs. 'Caps starter Daniel Konecny recorded his first win of the season. Closer Collin Mahoney got his fourth save. West Michigan is off Wednesday but returns to the field at Fifth Third Ballpark on Thursday, meeting the Southwest Michigan Devil Rays at 6:35 p.m.
- Deb Ziegler, West Michigan Correspondent

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