4/28 Morning Mighty: Shields delivers 12 strikesouts vs. Astros

Padres pitcher James Shields

Shields does his part with 12 strikeouts against Astros – Padres.com
James Shields did it all last night against the Astros, including 12 Ks and only one earned run allowed in 6 innings, beating out an infield single, and scoring from first base on a doubly by Wil Myers. The only thing he couldn’t do? Pitch the final three innings and save the bullpen from itself.

Re-Charging – The Players Tribune
Shawne Merriman, Nick Hardwick, Dan Fouts and LaDainian Tomlinson share stories from their time as San Diego Chargers and encourage all involved to keep the team exactly where it is right now, instead of allowing them to move to Los Angeles.

Padres pay for mistakes against Astros – Padres.com
The Astros are young, but they are certainly talented. Their 12-7 record is no fluke, and the Padres found that out the hard way on Monday.

Peter King On Why Trading Philip Rivers Is Very, Very Unlikely – Mighty 1090
Peter King all but killed the Philip Rivers deal in his MMQB post Monday morning, and then joined the Darren Smith Show to take it one step further. It seems that Philip Rivers and the Chargers are going to be spending at least one more season together.

Padres’ bullpen ‘not hitting on all cylinders’ – Padres.com
Even before giving up 6 runs to the Astros last night, the Padres have struggled to bridge the gap between their starting pitcher and the combination of Joaquin Benoit-Craig Kimbrel to close out the game. How can they fix it?

Chargers’ possible move would deepen San Diego’s sad sports history – USA Today
USA Today pities the history of professional sports, both their performance their eventual departure, in San Diego. In this context, the Chargers bolting for Los Angeles almost makes sense.

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