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Daily: 5 things we learned in sports on Wednesday

Posted on: April 3, 2008 12:21 am
5 things we learned in sports on Wednesday:
1) There's no reason to be concerned yet but the Cubs and Tigers, two World Series favorites, are both 0-2 at this point. Chicago has lost two games to divisional rival Milwaukee and Detroit has lost to Kansas City, a team that nobody had high expectations for outside of the KC area (or even in the KC area). The high scoring offense of the Tigers has scored four points in two games so far. Also at 0-2 are the Phillies, who were held to one hit on Wednesday.

2) An update on yesterday's Pedro Martinez story. The Mets are going to be without their star pitcher for 4 to 6 weeks after a doctor's visit revealed a mild strain of his left hamstring.  Martinez can't seem to stay healthy anymore.

3) Gilbert Arenas made a surprise arrival for Washington on Wednesday. Agent Zero had not played in 66 games, his first game since having knee surgery in November. He waited until 5:30 left in the first quarter to appear. He scored 17 points in just 19 minutes on 5 of 9 shooting. I'm sure it won't be long before he is back to his old self again.

4) The Dallas Mavericks will probably be playoff bound. Talk about a huge win without your star player at full health. Dirk Nowitzki had 18 points but the Mavs were prepared to play without him and they played well with him, beating Golden State 111-86.

5) Memphis backup point guard Andre Allen did not make the trip to San Antonio for the Final Four with his teammates after being suspended for a violation of team rules. He averages 14.1 minutes per game.

What to watch on Thursday:

1) Will the Tigers (vs. KC) or the Cubs (vs. MIL) get swept?

Predictions for Thursday:

1) Both the Cubs and Tigers win.

2) A-Rod hits his second homerun of the season.
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Posted on: April 3, 2008 7:48 pm
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Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: April 3, 2008 4:39 am

Daily: 5 things we learned in sports on Wednesday

heck, sorry to double post, i just assumed you mentioned elton brand's return. he looked good tonight, especially down the stretch when it mattered. maybe no impact on the playoffs like the other two stars to return from injury, but if you look down the line to next year, they've got one of the better frontcourts in the west in brand/kaman/maggette/thornton. if the clippers can grab a stud scoring guard [bayless? gordon?] they're looking at one heck of a run next year. especially if livingston comes back strong or they grab a guy like singletary in the second round, which is basically a fresh version of livingston but with three point range and who should definitely be available at their position. this team might be next year's surprise out west.

Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: April 3, 2008 4:33 am

Daily: 5 things we learned in sports on Wednesday

i'm pretty sure i'm not the only person who said kansas city would sweep the tigers to open the season. nevermind that i've been saying that they'd open the season by sweeping a team every year since 1999 and they haven't even won their first two other than 2003...

prediction: teixiera goes yard against zach duke.

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