5 things we learned in sports on Tuesday
1) Pedro Martinez is hurt again, pulling his left hamstring in the fourth inning of a loss to the Florida Marlins. He will have a MRI on Wednesday in New York. How bad will this hurt the Mets? Only time will tell but the way Johan Santana is pitching at least New York doesn't have to rely on Martinez to be the "man" anymore.
2) The much anticipated Florida-Ohio State NIT title game will not happen. Ohio State took care of business against Ole Miss, but the Gators could not do the same against Massachusetts Perhaps this will teach the young Gators that they still have a lot of work to do and that their youth this season means absolutely nothing next season. They have to choose whether or not they want to grow up and be something, because sports analysts like myself may believe they will be better next season but we don't know that for sure.
3) Nobody wants San Antonio right now. The Spurs won their eighth straight game and remain behind only New Orleans (who also won) in the Western Conference standings. When the playoffs start the Spurs will be the team to beat.
4) Tennessee and Connecticut are headed back to the women's Final Four. Both won tough games, including Candace Parker playing through a separated shoulder for the Volunteers. Give some props to the Huskies as well, as they knocked off Big East rival Rutgers to advance.
5) This is for Cubs fans...Moises Alou said he wouldn't have caught the infamous "Steve Bartman" foul ball that many Chicago fans blame for losing to the Marlins in game six of the NLCS.
BONUS) Tom Crean is leaving Marquette to be the new head coach at Indiana.
What to Watch n Wednesday:
1) See if the Braves can get their first win of the young season against the Pirates.
2) Dallas-Golden State (NBA)......could help decide the final playoff spot out West.
A few predictions for Wednesday:
1) Golden State beats the Mavericks 121-111.
2) Behind A. J. Burnett the Blue Jays knock off the Yankees 7-3.