The Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers were slated to kick off a four-game series tonight in Detroit, but weather had other plans. Heavy rainfall leading up to first pitch and a storm that looks to cross right over the city for the better part of several hours means the game has been officially called before it began.
The game will be made up as a doubleheader on September 1.
We won't play tonight -- instead, we'll play a split DH on Sept. 1. https://t.co/oUkJyAysfA— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) June 30, 2017
As a result of the delay, Josh Tomlin, who was scheduled to start tonight, will be the starter in game one of tomorrow’s doubleheader. Carlos Carrasco will start game two, and Ryan Merritt will act as the 26th man in reserve, in stead of starting a “bullpen day” as was originally the plan.
Josh Tomlin will pitch the opener tomorrow. Carlos Carrasco will start the nightcap. Ryan Merritt still hangin' around for insurance.— Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) June 30, 2017