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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Rainout for Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins, rain expected thru Tuesday placing game v visiting LA Dodgers in doubt

Tarp on Target Field via Minnesota Twins, bringmethenews twitter pic, 4/27/14

4/27/14, "Tigers, Twins Have Differing Views Of Rainout," AP via WCCO, minnesota.

"Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander isn’t thrilled that he got Sunday off, but he had no choice.

Verlander was scheduled to start for the Tigers against Minnesota before the game was postponed because of heavy rain. No makeup date has been announced....

The dominating right-hander is now scheduled to pitch Tuesday’s night series opener in Chicago against the White Sox after a week off....

4/27/14, AP
We’ve had so many off-days, we’ve had a plethora of six-day rests and I absolutely don’t want it,” [Verlander said].

Neither does Detroit manager Brad Ausmus.

The off-days and the rain days has killed our rotation,” Ausmus said. The Tigers have had three postponed games and three off-days in the season’s first month.

“No one can get any type of rhythm,” he added. “Guys are going on five days’ rest, four days’ rest, six days’ rest. … Rhythm gets you in a comfort zone mentally.”

On the plus side, Detroit’s bullpen got a much-needed rest....
“It’s good in a sense that in the last couple days our bullpen has been taxed and now everyone gets two days off. … We have enough guys that could use rest,” Ausmus said, citing Phil Coke, Jose Ortega and Al Alburquerque as examples....

Scheduled Minnesota starter Kyle Gibson (3-1) has been pushed back to Tuesday, when the Twins are to open a three-game set against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers. That game could be in doubt, however, because the forecast calls for rain in the Twin Cities through Tuesday....

NOTES: This is the 10th rainout in Target Field history and second this season." ...Second image: "Rain falls in the stands and into the concourses as the Minnesota Twins baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Minneapolis, Sunday, April 27, 2014, is postponed due to the weather," AP 


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