January 23, 2019

Yankees and Tigers aren't giving up after postponing Game 1

16 April 2018, 01:09 | Devin Moran

Watch Yankees Aaron Hicks hit an inside-the-park home run against the Tigers

Watch Yankees Aaron Hicks hit an inside-the-park home run against the Tigers

"Casty said he looked for the wall and when he looked back, the ball was right in his face, so it gets over his head", Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said.

This is the fourth postponement of the year for the Tigers and the second for the Yankees. The Tigers, meanwhile, are losers of four straight after getting swept by the Indians in Cleveland. The Tigers open up a three-game series with the Orioles on Tuesday. The club's starters have a 3.63 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 6.0 strikeouts per nine innings.

In the visiting dugout, New York's pitchers have allowed 5.5 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.86 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 9.18 K/9. While their bats have been working, producing 5.31 runs per game, their pitching has been a mess and giving up 5.46 runs per contest.

Mike Fiers made his first start of the season for the Tigers on April 8 against the White Sox, and he looked stellar.

Held to three hits in the first six innings, the Tigers pounded out nine in the seventh and eighth to cut a 6-1 deficit to 8-6. He commanded all of his pitches very well, and will look to keep NY hitters off balance in game one.

The first game had been planned as a make-up game after Saturday's game between the teams had been rained out. Liriano has been sharp for the Tigers in two starts this season.

After legging out an inside-the-park home run, Aaron Hicks went deep a second time in the sixth inning. Hicks is the first Yankee with a multi-homer game - including an inside-the-parker - since Hank Bauer on May 30, 1956 versus the Senators, according to baseball researcher Katie Sharp.

Boyd on the other hand has been equally impressive. Game three seems to have the most intriguing pitching matchup of the series. Detroit was only able to squeeze out five runs in four games against the Tribe.

This is already the fifth day (now six games) in the first 2+ weeks of the season that the Tigers have had games postponed due to weather.

Big man Aaron Judge led the way for the Yanks coming into this series, carrying 17 hits, 12 runs, three homers and eight RBI. The Yankees did get in a bench-clearer with the Red Sox the other day, so you never know when tempers might flare.

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