Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Hitting for the cycle!

Congrats to Tiger shortstop Carlos Gullien for hitting for the cycle today v. the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The late Tuesday update of the Detroit Free Press on-line said this....

Carlos Guillen hit for the cycle and rookie Justin Verlander won his seventh consecutive decision to become the major leagues' first 14-game winner, leading the Detroit Tigers over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 10-4 on Tuesday night.

Guillen is the 10th Detroit player, and third since 1951, to complete the cycle. He had an RBI triple in the second, a solo homer in the third, a single in the sixth and a double in the eighth.

Today on sports-talk radio I heard someone say the Tigers weren't even going to make the playoffs because they lost on Monday to Tampa Bay. I wish the hosts would take the names of all such ridiculous callers so they can be shamed publicly in October (I am, of course, only kidding about the shaming part...)

Also, new first basemen Sean Casey had a homer, and recently called up (from Double A) outfielder Brent Clevlen hit his first two homers as a major leaguer!

Congrats to all! Go Tigers!