COLUMN: This week in Detroit sports

Zak Everett, Reporter

This week I will be reviewing Detroit Pistons basketball, Detroit Tigers baseball, and Detroit Red Wings hockey, and assigning them a grade on how they did from Monday, April 19, to Sunday, April 25.


Detroit Pistons Basketball 

Detroit went 1-3 on the week pushing its record to 18-43. The Pistons continue the rebuild, so only having one win this week isn’t that big of a deal, especially when you see growth from young players. In the last two weeks, Killian Hayes has put together a couple good games, along with rookie Saddiq Bey and Isiah Stewart. Frank Jackson also had a very good game versus Cleveland putting up a Piston career high 20 points. The Pistons are now on the edge of being eliminated from the playoffs.



Detroit Tigers

Detroit went 1-5 this week pushing its record to 7-15; worst record in the Majors. The Tigers offense was abysmal this week, averaging only two runs, and striking out 60 times. The one and only bright spot this week was Matthew Boyd. Boyd pitched eight innings yesterday, only allowing two runs. The Tigers will have to find out a way to get the offense going or this losing streak will continue



Detroit Red Wings

Detroit went 1-3 this week pushing its record to 17-25-8; and only 42 points. The Red Wings got bad news this week when it was announced that Captain Dylan Larkin will be out for the remainder of the season. Red Wings only played the Dallas Stars this week due to COVID restrictions, you only play the nine teams in your division. The Red Wings lost two of the three games in overtime, one in a shootout. The Red Wings much like the other Detroit teams are in a rebuild mode, and are anticipating a lot of wins right now. 


All Detroit sports teams showed moments but, overall, struggled with consistent play this week. All Detroit teams are building for the future so the young talent may not translate to wins yet, but as long as they develop it’s a good sign.