As the Red Wings prepare to fight for their playoff lives, The Detroit Pistons prepare for the draft. The Lions got some paperwork done and the Tigers got swept in their mini series with the Nationals. All this Detroit Sports news and more in the DJC Morning Drive. Get up! and Get Down with Detroit Jock City.
Detroit Tigers 4 Washington Nationals 5 - The Nats got to Doug Fister early but fought back behind a pinch hit 3 run home run from Matt Tuiasosopo. Unfortunately they fell short in the ninth leaving Miguel Cabrera on second base.
The Detroit Pistons’ coaching search has dominated NBA headlines recently, but the franchise is also busy preparing for the NBA draft, which will occur June 27. The draft combine takes place next week and with predraft visits by prospects starting shortly afterward, the Pistons will be trying to discern who is worthy of their lottery pick and two second-round picks.
The Detroit Lions have been on a tear signing draft picks and the latest has become third-round selection Larry Warford. The former Kentucky guard becomes the highest drafted player to agree to terms at this point. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free-Press had the report.
Huge game. Huge return. Huge impact.
Red Wings coach Mike Babcock expects nothing less Friday, when the Wings get hard-hitting forward Justin Abdelkader back just in time to face Anaheim in a do-or-die Game 6 at Joe Louis Arena. Abdelkader returns from a two-game suspension he drew for his hit on Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman in Game 3. Abdelkader will reunite with Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk to make the Wings’ potent top line even better.