Five Things For June 10th: Porcello Knocked Around in Tigers 6-5 Loss to White Sox
1. The Tigers are on quite the slide. They are 2-7 in their last nine games, and are 6-15 ever since they wore the Zubaz. It was Rick Porcello who got hit last night, giving up five earned runs in five innings including this shot by Jose Abreu:
Detroit made three errors in the game. One of them came from Victor Martinez, who was playing first base in place of the dinged-up Miguel Cabrera.
On the bright side, Detroit was still able to hit for a lot of power. They hit three home runs in the game; one from Cabrera, one from Martinez, and one from young shortstop Eugenio Suarez. Also, the bullpen pitched three scoreless innings. The Tigers get back at it today with Justin Verlander on the mound. JV has given up at least five runs in four of his last five outings.
2. In case you missed it yesterday, Michigan State's basketball team landed a big time transfer. Eron Harris is the name, and he averaged 17.2 points per game for West Virginia last season. He also shot over 40% from three point range. Harris will have to sit out a season before joining the Spartans in 2015.
3. Jonathon Quick put on a goaltending clinic last night. His team, the Los Angeles Kings, were outshot 32-15 but still came away with a 3-0 win. Quick made some mesmerizing saves, including this one on Mats Zucarello:
Quick made at least two other incredible saves in a game where the Rangers carried the play. LA was able to turn a couple odd man rushes into goals, and capitalized on two deflections off of New York defenders. As Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said in that NHL.com article, "They found a way to put the puck past a real good goaltender, and we couldn't do it."
4. Yahoo! Sports reports that the Knicks have agreed to a deal with Derek Fisher to become the next head coach. After 18 years in the NBA, he signed a five-year deal to become New York's coach. Fisher won five championships under Phil Jackson, the man who made the hire for the Knicks.
5. In the story that just will not go away, Donald Sterling changed his mind and has decided to sue the NBA.