“In baseball you always want to find a reason to explain stuff,” Ausmus said. “Sometimes there’s no reason. It’s just the way it is.”
Wolf settled down after he got rocked then, and the Tigers managed to throw in a three-run homer from Ian Kinsler to make it a more respectable loss of 5-3. The journeyman left-hander finished with seven innings pitched, allowing nine hits and four runs (three earned), with five strikeouts and no walks.
“Well, last time I got booed, so why change?” he said with a grin.
Derek Stepan scored 11:24 in overtime, lifting New York past the Washington Capitals 2-1 and into the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.
Justin Abdelkader also scored, and Henrik Zetterberg added two assists, and Jimmy Howard made 39 saves for Detroit.
Over the weekend, Miss Texas, Monique Evans, threw out the first pitch before the Rangers took on the Angels. And it was just bad.
In this week’s That Thing You Missed watch John Daly hit a golf ball out of a model’s mouth, while another golfer deals with a different type of hazard, a hockey fan’s creepy haircut and is this the most epic professional sports prank ever?
Okay, whoa. Whoa whoa whoa. Where are you going? Don’t leave. Not rooting for them more than your own favorite teams. That’s not what I mean. Not even rooting for them to win championships. But rooting for them to be good. Rooting for them to be legitimate contenders.
Local cable providers love to remind us that we have nine – yes, nine – professional sports clubs, a way of persuading us to click on this package or that so we can view the screen-in-screen horror we call baseball, football, and basketball.
Detroit and the Rangers will play a day-night doubleheader Saturday.