5 Things for April 24th: Tigers Bullpen Blows Lead to White Sox
1. Drew Smyly pitched pretty well for the Tigers last night, giving up six hits and two runs in six innings. Detroit took a 4-2 lead into the sixth inning, then the bullpen let things get away.
Evan Reed gave up two hits and a walk, which loaded up the bases. Ian Krol then came in to face Marcus Seimen, and this happened:
The Tigers couldn't muster up any runs in the late innings, and ended up losing 6-4. Alex Avila ended the game with a bases-loaded lineout. After a 3-3 game on Tuesday, Avila went 0-3 with a strikeout last night.
2. After showing very little life in games two and three, the Wings are looking to even up their series with the Bruins tonight. They could be given a shot in the arm by the potential return of Henrik Zetterberg, who participated in his first full practice since having back surgery.
The Wings have scored two goals in three games this series. Johan Franzen has one goal in his last 21 games dating back to the regular season. David Legwand has seen his ice time steadily decline over the last couple weeks, and he is without a point in his last six games. Gustav Nyquist has cooled off considerably. They need someone to step up and generate some offense.
3. Marc-Andre Fleury has the yips. First, he badly misplayed a puck behind his own net with time expiring in the third period:
The he whiffed on a puck in overtime:
The Penguins are now tied 2-2 in this series, and have major goaltending questions for the third straight playoff season.
The Blackhawks are right back in their series against the Blues. Patrick Kane had two goals and an assist for Chicago, who is now tied 2-2 with St. Louis.
The Stars held home ice against the Ryan Getzlaf-less Ducks. Dallas came back from a 2-0 deficit to get a 4-2 win over Anaheim. That series is tied up at two.
4. In the NBA, the Heat edged out the Bobcats to take a 2-0 series lead. The Mavericks got an impressive upset victory over the Spurs. The Blazers went on the road on stole two games over Houston. They won game 2 112-105.
5. Michael Pineda of the Yankees was spotted with a foreign substance on his hand a couple weeks ago. Well, he decided to put make things even more obvious and put the pine tar on his neck yesterday. Pineda will likely face suspension.
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