This is April in the D, right?
The weather is summerlike here in Detroit, though the storms are expected to arrive late tonight. Though the temperatures will cool off once the storm front passes through, they still won’t be too terribly bad. The coolest forecast temperatures are for Tuesday, with a high of 58 and a low of 43. It appears, at least, that the last remnants of winter weather are gone, just in time for the Tigers to return home.
In that sense, the April schedule seems to have done the Tigers a favor. Not many worries about cold weather aside from the White Sox series a couple weeks back. Correspondingly or not, no talk about the impact the weather might’ve had on Tiger bats.
“I think the fact that we’ve gotten to play, haven’t had to sit around, I don’t know if it helped us, but I think it’s a good thing,” manager Jim Leyland said.
Tigers players said something similar, but Placido Polanco cautioned that it shouldn’t be an excuse.
However, the weather has not helped Carlos Guillen and his sore Achilles tendon. He’s DHing again, and so far, he said it hasn’t gotten any better. It doesn’t seem to have a DL risk unless it gets a lot worse, but at this rate, it seems to be something he’ll be dealing with for a good while.
- Granderson, CF
- Polanco, 2B
- Ordonez, RF
- Cabrera, 1B
- Guillen, DH
- Laird, C
- Inge, 3B
- Raburn, LF
- Everett, SS