Both the Wings and the Tigers were on the road. The Detroit Pistons still haven’t hired Phil Jackson and The Detroit Lions prep their rookies for rookie camp. Get up! and Get Down with Detroit Jock City morning drive to keep you updated on Detroit Sports.
The Detroit Tigers rolled into Washington D.C. with a 4 game win streak and got rolled. Jordan Zimmerman shut down the Detroit Tigers offense by allowing only 1 run over 7 innings. Bryce Harper supplied the offense with his 10 HR as the Nationals defeated the Tigers 3-1.
The Red Wings are now down in the Series 3-2.
Since their run of six straight Eastern Conference Finals appearances, they have only tasted the playoffs once and were unceremoniously swept out of the postseason in four games. And even that pathetic showing came several seasons ago. In the last few years, the Pistons haven’t been even close to the playoffs, let alone a .500 record. So just how far are the Detroit Pistons from being playoff regulars again?
After being acquired in late July last year, Sanchez got hit around in his first four starts with Detroit. In those games he posted a strikeout rate below six per nine innings, a WHIP over 2.10, and an ERA just shy of 8.00. Detroit went 1-3. Needless to say, Tigers fans were beginning to bemoan the giving up of their top pitching prospect and top catching prospect for this “bum”.