June 10th, 2014
The radar around Chicagoland is about as ugly as the Tigers’ recent record, ugly enough that the White Sox — who have been known for waiting quite a while before postponing a game, and longer to get a game in — didn’t wait for the gates to open before calling Tuesday’s Tigers-White Sox tilt.
No makeup date was immediately announced. The two sides have night games Wednesday and Thursday, but the forecast isn’t very good for Wednesday either. The Tigers come back to Chicago for a three-game series at the end of August, but there are no off-days on either side of that set, so they’d probably have to play a doubleheader on Aug. 29 or 30.
If that’s what happens, the Tigers would face doubleheaders on the road on back-to-back weekends (they have a day-nighter in Minnesota the previous weekend to make up for the rainout there at the end of April). They’d play 24 games in a 23-day stretch, and that includes a scheduled off-day Aug. 25. Moreover, 15 of those 24 games would be on the road.