The 7-2 Lions travel into the desert to face the 8-1 Cardinals. I woke up today more excited for this Lions game than I have been since Barry Sanders retired. Carson Palmer is out for the Cardinals and the spartan Drew Stanton gets the start.
Detroit just took a 1-0 lead over Cleveland in a very big mid-September game at Comerica, as JD Martinez continues to assault Cleveland pitching. The 22nd homer of the season for JD (I believe that 7 of them have been vs. the Indians) came with two out in the 4th. Justin Verlander has been pitching well so far, no serious threats by Cleveland so far. Verlander's pitch count after 4 is 65, it would be great to get 7 solid innings out of him before handing it to the bullpen.
Did anyone catch the game last night? Fun game to listen to I drove those 2 1/2 hours home from The Big House! Avila put a charge into one for a 2-run shot with two out in the bottom of the 8th, and Joe Nathan wiggled out of a self-induced jam in the 9th for the save. The win kept Detroit a half-game ahead of the Royals. Just 15 games remaining on the schedule for Detroit, including 3 the final weekend at KC.
As I finish this OP, Verlander in a bit of a jam in the 5th, one out, runners at the corners.
[Edit: Correction on the upcoming schedule (thank you, BlueinLansing!)---the Tigers finish as follows, after today:
This coming week: 3 at Minny, starting tomorrow, then a bye Thursday before heading to KC for 3 next weekend.
The final week: 3 at Comerica vs. the White Sox, then the season-ending (Thursday thru Sunday) 4 games at home vs. the Twins.]
Looks like 25 years after the 1st of 2 championships, the Bad Boys are going to get the 30 for 30 documentary treatment which is set to air April 17th @ 8PM and is two hours long.
I myself am to young too remember the team but my dad still has numerous copies of the front pages of all the newspapers laying around somewhere.
Full Article: HERE
I've got two finals tomorrow, so what better way to procrastinate than to watch my Lions choke away the division lead!
This one is going to be messy. Huge blizzard taking place, probably favors the team who makes fewer mistakes (ie: not the Lions).
Feel free to lock this thread (would probably be a good idea), but it will be posted ad nauseum if it's not up.
Detroit has filed for bankruptcy.