5/4 Morning Mighty: Padres sweep Rockies; Chargers Draft Grades

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Padres promoting top prospect Hedges – UT San Diego
The Padres have always known that Austin Hedges had the defensive game to play in the majors, but it hasn’t been until this season that his offensive game has caught up. He’s expected to replace Wil Nieves as the team’s backup catcher on the MLB roster today.

Padres Get Back On Track, Sweep Rockies – Mighty 1090
Prior to last Thursday’s off day, the Padres had lost seven of their last eight games to finish the first month of the season. On Sunday afternoon, they had won three straight. That’s baseball.

2015 NFL Draft: San Diego Chargers Draft Grades – Bolts from the Blue
An in-depth grade of all five picks the Chargers made in the 2015 NFL Draft, along with a grade for how the pick actually fits in with the team and the current roster.

Gyorko hopes to turn page from rough April – Padres.com
After an opening month that saw him repeatedly booed by home fans and benched to work on his swing, Jedd Gyorko stepped in for a pinch-hit opportunity last night and crushed a HR to centerfield.

Sources: Warriors’ Steph Curry to be named NBA MVP – CSN Bay Area
It’s not official, but it appears that the fan-favorite, Steph Curry, will take home the NBA’s MVP Award this season over Rockets’ guard James Harden.

Reaction to Chargers Draft Class – Bolts from the Blue
A collection of draft grades and general opinions from draft experts on the San Diego Chargers’ 2015 draft class.



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