The Phillies sent Roy Halladay to the mound last night in their first game of a three game series with the Mets. Halladay was coming off of a start in Atlanta in which he allowed five runs on six hits in 3.1 innings. Last night he did not fare much better as the Mets tagged Halladay for seven runs on six hits in four+ innings of work. The Phillies could only muster three hits off of Mets start Matt Harvey and only four hits overall. The Phillies offense sputtered behind shaky starting pitching and another questionable relief appearance from Chad Durbin who allowed both inherited runners to score in the fifth inning. The Phillies went on to lose 7-2. More here.
Louisville and Michigan faced off for the NCAA National Championship last night. The first half saw the Wolverines open a 12 point lead behind stellar shooting from freshman Spike Albrecht. His career high was seven points entering last night but he exploded for 17 points shooting 4-for-5 from 3 point range. Louisville ended the first half on a 14-3 run to cut it to 38-37 at halftime. The second half was a back-and-forth affair with Louisville proving to be the stronger team. Luke Hancock's 22 points, shooting 5-for-5 from beyond the arc, won him Most Outstanding Player en route to Louisville's 82-76 victory. More here.
It was a big day for Rick Pitino. Hours prior to coaching the Louisville Cardinals to the National Championship he received a call that he was one of seven people elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Pitino, along with Jerry Tarkanian, Guy Lewis, Sylvia Hatchell, Bernard King, Gary Payton, and Philadelphia-native Dawn Staley. More here.