Weekend Sports Round Up
By Benjy Lipsman in News on May 2, 2005 7:16PM
Another busy weekend for Chicago sports, so we'll just give you a brief rundown of what's happened since Friday
Garland Now 5-0
The White Sox beat Detroit 8-0 on Sunday, lead by Jon Garland's second consecutive 4-hit shutout. The victory improves Garland's record to 5-0 and drops his ERA to 1.38. He's the first pitcher in the AL to 5 wins and his ERA leads the league, as well. Not bad for the Sox's 5th starter. Especially when the Sox got about 5 wins from their 5th spot in the rotation in the past two seasons combined.
As a team, the Sox are currently 18-7 -- still tops in all of baseball. We heard on ESPN Radio this morning that since 1976, nearly 80% of teams who Enter May at or above .700 winning percentage make the post-season. The Sox finished April at .708. And don't forget that for many of those years there were only two playoff teams instead of the current four. When do playoff tickets go on sale?
Wood Cut Down Again
Can the Cubs go just one week without either Kerry Wood or Mark Prior getting injured? Wood left Saturday's start after just 3 innings with shoulder pain and will miss at least his next start -- possibly more depending on the results of tests he'll undergo today. There are already wispers about the DL.
Bulls Lose Game 3 Against Wizards
Dreams of a Bulls sweep of Washington in the first round playoff series were put to rest when the Wiz beat the Bulls 117-99 on Saturday. While the Bulls saw 6 players score at least 12 points, nobody steped up like Gordon and Nocioni did in Game 1 or Hinrich did in Game 2. At four Wizards players scored 20 or more.
The Bulls and Wiz play again tonight at 6:30 CDT in Washington. Can the Bulls defeat the Wizard on their home court and go for the kill Wed. at the UC?