More Snow Halts More Games (4/24 Recaps)

Snow, snow, go away, come again another day. After two straight days of having games cancelled, this is likely what the Tigers (as well as their minor league clubs, and the entire midwest population) is thinking. The Tigers were once again snowed out, while only two of the four minor league clubs were able to get games in.

Detroit Tigers - 7-10, 4th in AL Central
Once again, the snow kept the Tigers from taking the field on Sunday, cancelling their second straight game. For the time being, their game on Monday is still scheduled for 1:05pm, with lower bowl seating only. Sunday's game has yet to be rescheduled, though it'll likely be part of a doubleheader later in the year.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - 10-6, 1st in West division
The Mud Hens got a day off on Saturday due to the cold weather but forgot to show up on Sunday for their game with the Indianapolis Indians, and lost 7-1. The Hens scored first against the Indians, who have now won three in a row and are only a half game behind Toledo for first place in the IL West. But the rest of the scoring was done by the Tribe batters scoring five runs in the third and two more in the fifth. Jason Grilli, the Hen's starter, got tagged for all seven runs on seven Indianapolis hits en route to his second loss of the season. Brandon Harper started off the scoring for the Hens with a solo home run in the second inning, but that was all that Toledo could manage off of the Tribe pitchers. Corey Stewart earned the win, pitching six innings of one-run baseball and only allowing five hits, while striking out five. Jack Hannahan was the only Hen to have more than one hit, going 2-3 with a double. The Hens and Indians finish off the weather-shortened series at noon, Monday.
- Doug DeSloover, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves - 9-8, 3rd in Southern division
After they were able to get a pair of games in on Saturday, it was back to the clubhouse for the 'Wolves, as the weather forced the game on Sunday to be postponed. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader in August.
- Paige Edelman, Erie Correspondent

High-A Lakeland Tigers - 12-4, 1st in West division
Lakeland's pitching took a beating from Dunedin in a 16-2 loss tonight. Tigers starting pitcher Eulogio DeLa Cruz (0-1) was knocked out in the first inning after the Blue Jays scored five runs against him. DeLa Cruz did not have command of his pitches from the start. He hit the first batter of the game and allowed the runner to take second on a wild pitch to the next batter. DeLa Cruz struggles continued. He gave up two walks, two doubles, and two singles before he was pulled. Brain Hensen came on to get the last out in the first inning. Hensen pitched three and a third, giving up seven hits and collecting five earned runs. Andy Baldwin pitched one and third and allowed five runs on six hits. Danny Zell came on in the sixth and managed to hold the Blue Jays scoreless for the last three innings. The Tigers were not very efficient on offense. They left a total of 12 runners on base, and were only able to score twice despite getting nine hits. Tigers catcher Russ Cleveland, who was playing right field tonight, scored both of Lakeland's runs. Cleveland went three for five. He hit a solo home run in the first, and had an RBI single in the third. The Tigers (12-4) and Blue Jays (11-5) are playing in Lakeland tomorrow night at 7pm.
- Aaron Westgate, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps - 8-7, tied 2nd in East division
Snow and cold forced a second postponement for West Michigan Sunday. The postponed games against the Peoria Chiefs will be made up on Monday and Tuesday as part of doubleheaders (7-inning games). Game time Monday is 6:35 p.m. Play gets underway Tuesday at noon.
- Deb Ziegler, West Michigan Correspondent

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