Your Five Things For July 25th: Tigers Take 1st Game In Anaheim
1. Detroit Beat Out The Angels 6-4
The Detroit Tigers beat the Anaheim Angels yesterday 6-4 behind Max Scherzer's 11 K's. Scherzer, who improved to 12-3, gave up 3 runs on 6 hits with 1 walk. The Tigers got big hits from Nick Castellanos and Austin Jackson, who both had 2 hits on the night. The bullpen was better as Joba Chamberlain gave up 1 run on 2 hits and Joe Nathan picked up his 21st save of the year by striking out the side. The Tigers play the Angels at 10:05 PM tonight as Smyly takes the mound for the Tigers.
2. Greg Maddux, Tony La Russa Go Into The Hall Without A Logo
Greg Maddux and Tony La Russa have decided not to wear a logo on their plaque at the Hall of Fame. Both inductees have played or managed for a handful of teams and succeeded at those location. La Russa would have a case to wear either the Oakland A's or the St. Louis Cardinals. Where Greg Maddux could have had Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, LA Dodgers or San Diego Padres.
3. Cav's Sign Wiggins
The Cleveland Cavaliers signed number one overall pick Andrew Wiggins. Wiggins cannot be traded now for 30 days which may hinder the trade with the Timberwolves for Kevin Love. Wiggins was reportedly a big part of the trade with the Timberwolves. If Minnesota wants to trade Love, they will need to focus on the other teams involved for at least a month.
4. Ray Rice Suspended
Ray Rice was suspended by the NFL for the first two games of the year for an indecent in Atlantic City with, then fiancee, back in February. The incident is one that found him pulling her out of an elevator of the Casino in Atlantic City. Rice, a pro-bowler, reportedly met with commissioner Rodger Goodell back in mid-june in New York. Read more about Rice and the suspension here.
5. Taylor Lewan Signs With Titans
Number 11 overall pick and former Michigan Wolverine Taylor Lewan is the last player in the first round to sign with a team. The deal is 4 years with a signing bonus and an option held by the Titans. Lewan will now try to win the starting job from Michael Oher or could play a different position on the team. Read more about his contract here.