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.
 

Do you want the Morning Mighty delivered to your e-mail inbox each morning? Click here to subscribe!

Comments

comments

Recently in Morning Mighty

San Diego Chargers quarterback Drew Brees (9) looks to pass to Lorenzo Neal (41) during the third quarter of the Chargers' 17-6 win over the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday October 24, 2004. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

San Diego prepares for the return of Drew Brees

The San Diego Chargers prepare to welcome Drew Brees back to Qualcomm Stadium for the first time since he left in free agency, Dean Spanos says no to Mission Valley but doesn’t rule out other San Diego stadium possibilities, Dick Enberg reflects on his legendary career, and more.

CORRECTS THAT RENFROE'S EARLIER HOMER WAS TWO-RUN, INSTEAD OF THREE-RUN - San Diego Padres' Hunter Renfroe watches his grand slam during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, in San Diego. Renfroe hit a two-run homer in the first inning. The Padres won 7-1.. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Renfroe makes Padres history with 7 RBIs

The San Diego Padres continue to see great performance from their crop of recently called-up prospects, the San Diego Chargers look to Minnesota for hope for their downtown stadium plans, Pete Rose petitions for Hall of Fame inclusion, and more.

San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o (50) during the second half of their NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

Chargers lose yet another starter to a season-ending injury

The San Diego Chargers lose yet another starter to season-ending injury, details emerge on the final night of Jose Fernandez’s life, the Padres prepare for a busy offseason around San Diego, Carli Lloyd calls out teammate for demonstration during the national anthem, and more.

Indianapolis Colts' T.Y. Hilton (13) makes a catch for a 63-yard touchdown reception during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Chargers give up another late lead, drop to 1-2

The San Diego Chargers once again put their Head Coach on the hot seat with a late road loss, the “King of Golf” passes away, the SDSU Aztecs climb the college football rankings, Marlins’ pitcher José Fernández dies in a boating accident, the Padres’ young prospects flash tremendous talent, and more.