Comerica Park

The Tigers had their home game against the Royals rained out Thursday, but there's hope they'll be able to get in Friday's game against the Orioles. (Rick Osentoski, USA Today Sports / April 3, 2014)

DETROIT -- We’re three hours before game time, and by the looks of things, there should be a game here today.

It’s raw – 38 degrees at 10 a.m. And it’s foggy, though that fog seems to be lifting some. 

The mound and home plate were covered. But the full tarp had been out in right field until 10:15, when the grounds crew placed it back over the infield. They then started shaking it again and rolling it up, so who knows?

The Orioles will be a little bleary-eyed. Their plane didn’t get into Detroit until about 3:15 a.m. The players didn’t really get settled into the hotel until about 4, I was told.

But here’s guessing manager Buck Showalter will say that the Tigers won’t feel sorry for them.