11 Detroit Tigers thoughts: Draft picks, prospects, frustrations, where team stands at midseason
We’ve reached the unofficial midway point in the Detroit Tigers’ season, and even though an otherwise promising couple of months were derailed by an ugly weekend in Minnesota, prospects and draft picks are the talk of the town.
Detroit Tigers doubleheader vs. Minnesota Twins postponed due to weather
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers doubleheader vs. the Minnesota Twins on Friday has been postponed due to weather, the team announced. Todays doubleheader vs. the Minnesota Twins has been postponed due to inclement weather. The two teams will play a straight 7-inning doubleheader tomorrow, starting at 1:10 pm. pic.twitter.com/k9atomT2E2 Detroit Tigers (@tigers) August 28, 2020Friday will be the second straight day without Tigers baseball after the teams decided not to play Thursday due to social injustice. The first game of Fridays doubleheader was delayed for about 90 minutes before ultimately being postponed due to consistent, heavy rain in Metro Detroit.
Detroit Tigers game postponed as players join social justice protest
There have also been several sports teams sitting out, in solidarity, to protest the shooting. The Detroit Tigers joined that movement on Thursday night. READ: Detroit Tigers game canceled Thursday after Twins vote not to play due to social injusticeBoth teams, the Tigers and the Minnesota Twins, had meetings on Thursday and each decided not to play. Gardenhire, who managed in Minneapolis for years, said he knows the importance of social justice in Detroit. The Detroit Tigers issued the following statement:The Detroit Tigers fully respect the decision of our players and coaches to not take the field for tonights game.
Detroit Tigers game canceled Thursday after Twins vote not to play due to social injustice
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers game agains the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night has been canceled after Twins players voted not to play due to social injustice. On Twitter, the team announced the game will be made up Friday as part of a traditional doubleheader. The first game will start at 1:10 p.m. and both games will be seven innings long, the Tigers announced. The Milwaukee Bucks were the first team to boycott a game, starting a domino effect that led to all NBA playoff games being postponed Wednesday and Thursday. The Tigers played their series finale against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night before Thursdays game was canceled.