Sports: Tigers Lose; Babcock Meets
(Source: Michigan Radio Network, Associated Press)
The Tigers lost the first of a three-game set to the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 last night at Comerica Park. Kyle Lobstein was charged with the loss after giving up three runs on seven hits, including two home runs in six and two third innings. DH Victor Martinez, who didn’t play last weekend in St. Louis, went 0-4 at the plate and saw his average drop to .216. Martinez may have aggravated his knee injury trying to beat out a double play ball in the 8th. Ian Kinsler and James McCann each knocked in a run for Detroit. Tonight, Anibal Sanchez gets the start for the Tigers. Broadcast time is 6:40 p.m. on WBCK.
Tigers On the Mend
Reliever Bruce Rondon threw 25 pitches to batters at Comerica Park yesterday afternoon. Rondon threw all of his pitches, including his slider and manager Brad Ausmus said he looked good in the outing.
Starter Justin Verlander had a 45-pitch bullpen session yesterday, and Ausmus said he's moving forward.
Pitcher Shane Green also threw in the bullpen yesterday and he said he's on track to make his start tomorrow night against Milwaukee.
Babcock to Meet in Detroit
Red Wings coach Mike Babcock is scheduled to meet with GM Ken Holland today. His contract with Detroit expires July 1st and he has been talking with Buffalo, Toronto and the San Jose. Babcock said he may make his decision known as early as tomorrow.
The Tampa Bay Lightning evened the Eastern Conference finals Monday night with a 6-2 win. Tyler Johnson had a hat trick to lead the Lightning in New York. The best-of-seven set now shifts to Tampa tied at a game apiece. Meanwhile, the Western Conference finals resume tonight with the Anaheim Ducks hosting the Chicago Blackhawks, leading 1 game to none.
The Houston Rockets play at Golden State in game one on tonight. The Cavs and Hawks play game one on Wednesday.
The NBA Draft Lottery is tonight for the 14 teams that didn't make the playoffs. The Timberwolves have the highest percentage at landing the top overall pick. The Pistons have a have a 3.89% chance of landing a top-three pick in the June 25th draft.
Former Michigan Wide-receiver/Quarterback Devin Gardner was cut by the Patriots. Gardner wasn’t drafted, but was signed right after the draft by New England as a rookie free agent.
Former Michigan State Spartan linebacker Mylan Hicks signed a three-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers yesterday. Hicks will play at the cornerback position in the NFL.
Harper Creek 9, Lumen Christi 3. Zach Smith had the pitching win for the Beavers.
Baseball and Softball
St. Philip swept Litchfield. Climax-Scotts took two from Burr Oak.
The Lakeview boys' golf team won its seventh straight SMAC
title on Monday at Bedford Valley, holding off Portage Central by 10 strokes. Gull Lake was third. Lakeview’s Andrew Walker was the overall conference champ.
Marshall 3, Pennfield 0. Sara Townsend, Anyah Preston and Gabby Hoffman each scored for Marshall.
The Michigan softball team is headed to the NCAA Super Regionals. The Wolverines will now host Georgia in a best-of-three Super Regional this Thursday and Friday for the right to go to the Women's College World Series.
Beilfeldt On the Move Soon
Michigan graduating transfer Max Beilfeldt has narrowed down his choice of schools he would like to transfer to. The power forward is considering Indiana, Nebraska, Iowa State and DePaul for his final year of collegiate eligibility. He won an appeal allowing him to transfer within the Big Ten Conference.
NASCAR Sprint Cup action stays in Charlotte for the Coca-Cola 600 this weekend.