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 12 to Sunday, April 18.

Detroit Pistons Basketball 

Detroit went 1-2 on the week pushing its record to 17-40. The Pistons continue the rebuild, so only winning one game this week isn’t that big of a deal, especially when you see growth from young players. Killian Hayes put together a couple good games, along with Saddiq Bey and Isiah Stewart. I would give this week a better grade, but the loss to the Clippers while up by 11 late in the game stings. Yes, the Pistons are tanking, and all the losses help get us a top three pick, but any competitor knows that loss hurts. 


Detroit Tigers 

The Tigers started the week off hot sweeping a very good Astros team. Casey Mize, Matthew Boyd, and Michael Fulmer all picked up wins. Akil Baddoo, Jemier Candelario, and Grayson Greiner all got home runs. Then came the Oakland series; the Tigers bats disappeared and lost all four games. In the last three games of the series, the Tigers got 2 runs in 27 innings. Before the Oakland series on Thursday the Tigers had a great week, but after going 0-4 this weekend the Tigers finished 3-4.

Grade: C-

Detroit Redwings 

Detroit Redwings made a few trades in the last week or so acquiring some draft picks and continuing the rebuilding process. The Redwings looked to be energized after the trades and went 2-1 on the week. The story in the two wins was the great play by the Wings two goalies. Bernier only allowed one goal on 38 shots, and Griess only allowed one goal on 25 shots. The offense played well on Monday and Thursday but struggled on Saturday and got shut out. It was a very good week for the Redwings 

Grade: B+