It’s a showdown of local pitchers today as Gonzaga grad/Seattle resident Marco Gonzales squares off against Eastside Catholic/OSU grad Matt Boyd. Between that and Manny Acta and Ichiro as substitute teachers, should be a great meetup...if it happens.
Hourly forecast for Detroit. Tarp is on the field, though it's not raining right now. https://t.co/4ecpoZr9oM pic.twitter.com/vXwUz5yVo8— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) May 11, 2018
Rarely a good sign when they feel the need to sandbag the dugout... pic.twitter.com/AA67jsoHco— Tim Hevly (@Thevly) May 11, 2018
Here’s the lineup, if the game is played:
Lineups pic.twitter.com/dfb8aqvTjl— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) May 11, 2018
The game will be available in all the usual ways, if it happens. I’ll post updates here as we hear more.
UPDATE, 4:15 PT: The game is now officially delayed, although with no projected start time. But...things don’t look great.
Good luck with this one. pic.twitter.com/In2ge4h3Px— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) May 11, 2018
This is what Many Acta, when he managed Cleveland, called “Dracula weather,” and he got to trot out the term again today, so at least he got to do a little bit of the manager’s job today.
The tarp is still on the field in Detroit. No word on delay/start time/etc...@MannyActa14 called it "Dracula weather" earlier today.— Jen Mueller (@JenTalksSports) May 11, 2018
I'm not exactly sure what that means, but it seems like a pretty good description of what it feels like here.
UPDATE, 4:52 PT: Booo no baseball today. Doubleheader tomorrow:
Tigers-Mariners officially rained out. They'll play a traditional doubleheader tomorrow beginning at 4:10pm ET.— Jason Beck (@beckjason) May 11, 2018
If you’re still craving Mariner-adjacent baseball, here’s the minors schedule for today:
The Double-A Arkansas Travelers and Clinton LumberKings are playing right now. Listen to the Travs or watch on MiLB.tv. Listen to the Clinton game here.
Triple-A Tacoma at El Paso (Christian Bergman pitching), 6:05 PM. Listen or watch on MiLB.tv.
The Modesto Nuts play at 7:05 PM. Listen here.
Also, for those of you into scoreboard watching, the Athletics are currently up on the Yankees (!), the Rangers and Astros are about to get underway, and the Twins play the Angels at seven. Please Twins, get your collective act together.