The Detroit Tigers evidently can’t stay away from rain this postseason.

This time around, however, Sunday’s rainout of Game 2 gave the Tigers a much needed day off as they look to rebound from a 3-2 Game 1 loss to the Texas Rangers Saturday.

The rain delays from the ALCS opener were the first at the Ballpark in Arlington since May 24. For the Rangers, the rain was new to the North Texas scene as they faced one of the driest summers for the area that included 27 games when the temperature reached 100 degrees or more at first pitch.

To go along with the barrage of raindrops, injuries have also begun to take their toll for Detroit. Not too long after officials postponed Game 2, Tigers manager Jim Leyland revealed that outfielder Magglio Ordonez would miss the remainder of the season.

X-rays and a CT scan showed that Ordonez had re-fractured his right ankle which was surgically repaired in July 2010. Even after the surgery, Ordonez was still re-signed to a $10 million, one-year deal in December.

The ankle may have had a deep effect on Ordonez throughout this year, causing him to miss a month before returning in June and to hit a career-low .255 with five home runs and 32 RBI in 92 games. But the postseason saw a different Ordonez as he had five hits in 13 at-bats up to the point of injury.

Now, heading into Game 2, outfielder Delmon Young will make a return and be heavily relied upon, even with the lingering effects of a left oblique injury that had left him off the Tigers ALCS roster before the news of Ordonez came about.

The Tigers have dealt with injuries throughout the entire year and it is nothing new that the team has to overcome.

“Just another obstacle,” acknowledges catcher Alex Avila.

Clearly, team doctors and the organization believe Young to be sufficiently healed as he will bat third and play left field in Detroit’s starting lineup for Game 2 tonight.

“It’s not really the oblique-oblique,” said Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland. “They didn’t think it was too serious to begin with.”

In his pregame press conference, Leyland said that he discussed the situation with Young and that Young said that he was ready to go.

Going up against such a high-powered Texas offense, Detroit’s own version could definitely use some help. But with the injury, questions will abound surrounding Young’s effectiveness in contributing to the offense going forward.

Meanwhile, the pitching matchup features Texas southpaw Derek Holland against Tigers righty Max Scherzer. The extra day of rest was extremely beneficial for both, but an edge may be given to Scherzer who pitched 1-1/3 innings of relief against the New York Yankees in the AL division series clincher.

With the extra time to rest, Holland planned on reviewing video of himself, as well as the Detroit hitters, going through all his pre-start routines, and even playing a hockey game on his Xbox and watching part of “For Love of the Game.”

“Getting this extra day of rest is the more important thing, especially to clear up some of the sinus stuff that I’ve got going on,” Holland said. “I can just kind of relax and watch more video. Maybe I’ll pick up something that I didn’t see before.”

Not only has the rain and injuries thrown the Tigers for a loop, but it has given Holland extra time to prepare for a Detroit team anxious to return home with the series tied at one. It will be a real battle for the Tigers on the road against fully prepared Holland, but Leyland believes his team is ready.

“We’re a real resilient team. Do I like this? Obviously, no,” he said. “But we’re a tough team. We’ll figure something out, and we’ll get through this.”