Detroit Tigers: Pirates series news and notes

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The Detroit Tigers saw the first game of their series against the Pittsburgh Pirates postponed due to a rain delay. According To ESPN it was the 28th game postponed this season. The postponment means that the Tigers are playing a doubleheader today with the first game starting at 4:05 PM.

The doubleheader was a bit unexpected, but Ron Gardenhire told the media that the team just has to roll with the punches. There isn’t much you can do with how many games have been postponed.

The Tigers called up RHP Artie Lewicki to help with the doubleheader. If Lewicki pitches tonight he’ll be running on coffee and adrenanline per Evan Woodbery of MLive.

Outfielder Leonys Martin had a memorable lead off for the first game of the doubleheader. Well, maybe not for him as he took a foul ball to the groin. He then followed that up with hitting a ball over the fence.

Also in game one is Niko Goodrum, the Tigers gave him the nod to start tonight. Jeimer Candelario has been a surprise so far this season while playing for the Tigers. Christopher Milz  writes that he have more power than expected and that could mean an undervalued asset for the team.

Dixon Machado has also been crushing the ball and our own Andy Patton breaks down what that means for the team. MLive counts down the top twenty third baseman in Tigers history. Spoiler alert-Miggy made the list. I won’t spoil where he lies on the list though.

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Over at the Athletic are a couple of readworthy articles. If you don’t have a subscription to read the articles it’s well worth the investment. First up, the ranking of the MLB teams. From first to Cincinnati. Look at the bright side-we aren’t Reds fans.

Next up, fifteen prospects who are turning the heads of general managers. Shortstop Sergio Alcantara makes the list for the Olde English D. Finally, which trends on the Tigers team are here to stay and which ones will fade.