Sports: Pistons and Red Wings Draft; Bombers win
Sports pundits, including those on Pistonpowerwed.com are giving the Pistons high marks for their draft, and not so high marks for the Red Wings. The Pistons drafted Duke shooting guard Luke Kennard Thursday night with the 12th overall pick. Detroit did not have a second round pick. The Red Wings chose Michael Rasmussen with the 9th overall pick in the draft. It was their highest selection since 1990. Rasmussen is a 6’6” power forward. Sources, including Winngingitinmotown.com say Rasmussen has a big presence on the ice, is good on the power play and on defense, but note that the league is moving toward smaller and faster players.
The Bombers beat the Rivets in Rockford 4-3 on Sunday. The Bombers broke a 3-3 tie in the 8th when Nick Walker singled, stole second and advanced to third on an error by the Rockford catcher. Jacob Blunt singled to score Walker with the eventual winning run. Shortstop Alex Howard had three hits for the Bombers. Jake Hawken got the win in relief, and Mark Quinby got the save. The Bombers are at Rockford tonight and host the Rivets on Tuesday and Wednesday. Then the Bombers head out to Fond du Lac and Green Bay thru Sunday.
Jordan Spieth led start to finish at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut. The 23-year-old Spieth joined Tiger Woods as the only players in the modern era with 10 victories before age 24. Spieth’s birdie from 60 feet from a bunker on the first hole of a playoff with Daniel Berger sealed the win.
Kevin Harvick won at Sonoma Raceway in California. The former NASCAR champion entered the race winless in 20 races since Kansas last fall. Clint Bowyer finished in second and Brad Keselowski was third. Harvick won for the first time this season.
The Tigers salvaged one win on their West Coast trip, beating the Padres in a come-from-behind win on Sunday in San Diego. With the 7-5 win, the Tigers snap an eight-game losing streak. The Tigers are off today and start a home stand on Tuesday with the Kansas City Royals. They play three with the Royals, four with Cleveland and then the Giants come in next week. Then it’s a three game set at Cleveland leading up to the All Star Break. Broadcast time is 6:45pm on 95.3 WBCK.
Tigers Draftee Wins Again
Tigers’ first round draft pick Alex Faedo pitched three-hit ball for 7 1/3 shutout innings and Florida moved to the College World Series finals with a 3-0 win. The Gators play LSU in the best-of-three finals beginning tonight.