Detroit Sports and stuff

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Friday, October 13, 2006


Quick recap from the last two games...

Game 2 was the 'Alexis Gomez' show, as the seldom-used outfielder had his way with Oakland pitching, going 2-4 with a home run and 4 RBI as the Tigers defeated the A's, 8-5. Gomez, who only had 1 home run and 6 RBI in THE ENTIRE REGULAR SEASON, almost matched those totals in one game (although, to be fair, he did spend at least 1/2 of his time in Triple A Toledo). However, this game wasn't exactly for the feint of heart, as Todd Jones loaded the bases with 2 outs, and Frank Thomas, Oakland's most meanicing hitter was at the plate. But, it was all for naught, as Thomas popped up to center field to end the game. Justin Verlander pitched an ok game, not excellent, but good enough, and Detroit's relievers (Wilfredo Ledezma, Jason Grilli, Fernando Rodney, and Jones (until the last out)) did a wonderful job of shutting down the A's.

In game 3, the wonderful pitching of Kenny Rogers was the story. Rogers went 7 1\3 innings, and surrendered 0 runs AGAIN, and the Tigers again beat the Athletics 3-0. Craig Monroe had a homerun, and scored twice, and the Tigers did just enough against A's starter Rich Harden to get the victory. Game 4 is tomorrow at 4:30pm, and we'll see how that story will unfold.

In other news... The Wings have started off the season 2-1, as they took a 3-1 loss opening night to the Vancouver Canucks. Newly acquired G Roberto Luongo helped the Canucks fend off Detroit in the opening game, and left the Wings wondering what happened to their power play, and the wonders continued in the next game. Although Detroit beat Pittsburgh, 2-0, the power play was still non-existant, with the wings going 0-11 in those two games. But a solid performance in net by Dominick Hasek made sure that the two even-strength goals were enough. However, the power play finally paid off in the third game, a 9-2 crushing of the Phoenix Coyotes. The power play unit was 2-4, and D Matthieu Schnieder had a hat-trick and an assist to lead the way for the Wings. Currently, they are beating the Buffalo Sabers 2-1, at the end of one (complete update later).

*UPDATE: The Wings just lost, 3-2. It started well, anyway... PS - The power play was 0-fer again. I guess it's back to the ole' drawing board...

The poor Lions...cannot win a game to save their lives, and they keep getting hit with injuries to boot. Week 4 saw them go down in flames to the St. Louis Rams, 41-34, and last week saw another heartbreaking loss to the Minnesota Vikings, 26-17, after having a 17-3 lead after 3 quarters. To make matters worse, the Lions have lost All-Pro G Damien Woody for the season with a left leg injury, and a shoddy Lions offensive line has just gotten worse.

Arsenal, however, just keep continuing to win, registering a 2-1 over Charlton Athletic at The Valley (Charlton's stadium). Robin van Persie scored twice, including the wonder-strike of the season(view goal here), with a volley from the edge of the 18-yard box, to give Arsenal the lead for good. This week pits Arsenal against Watford at home, and away to CSKA Moskova in the Champions League, and they will have to do this without the services of 3 first-teamers, as they have come down with injuries after this past week of International games. Julio Baptista, Emmanual Eboue, and Freddie Ljungberg will all miss at least the next two games due to injuries sustained in the last week, and will test this Arsenal squad to see if they can get the necessary results (read: wins) without them.

Sorry for the long update, haven't kept up very well, will try to do better in the future...


Anonymous Josh said...

That was an absolutely INSANE goal by van Persie...WOW!!

12:02 AM  

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