Friday, April 18, 2014
Leadoff with Lee 4.18.14
-Jason Kipnis gets tossed and the Indians lost. Cleveland split a weather shortened 2 game series with Detroit, as they drop the latest game 7-5. Tribe pitcher Danny Salazar stays winless, pitching 4.2 innings,giving up 5 earned runs on 6 hits. The Indians were up 3-1 going into the bottom of the 5th when Salazar gave up 4 runs. The Indians had one last surge in the top of the 7th scoring 2 runs, 1 run was credited to Michael Brantley with his homerun. Brantley only went 2-5 but also drove in 4 RBIs. Justin Verlander got the win for Detroit, improving his record to 2-1 for the season. Cleveland heads home to open a 3 game series with the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday. Carlos Carassco (0-2, 7.84 era) is expected to start tonight's game for the Tribe.
-The Cavs came home to clean out their lockers and seemed to be very positive about next season. Dion Waiters and Kyrie Irving expect Mike Brown to return as head coach next year. The Cavs had a good second half of the season and seemed to learn how to play defense. We will review the Cavs season and key free agents soon here on this site.
-36 year old wide receiver Chad "OCHOCINCO" Johnson signed a 2 years contract with the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes. Terms of his salary have not been disclosed. Montreal's general manager Jim Popp says Johnson told him "I just want to play." Johnson was last signed by the Miami Dolphins, but was released in training camp following his domestic violence arrest.
-Duke Blue Devils 6'8" small forward Jabari Parker announced he will declare for the 2014 NBA draft. Parker is expected to be a top 3 pick in the draft. In his lone season at Duke, he averaged 19.1 points and 8.7 rebounds. He also earned first team All-American honors, along with winning the Wayman Tisdale Award which is given to the nations top freshman.