6/8 Morning Mighty: Padres add Upton Jr., head to Atlanta

Melvin Upton

Padres blanked by Reds on 4 hits – Padres.com
While the Padres went for the sweep on Sunday, Johnny Cueto and Jay Bruce had other plans. The Padres are 8-4 in their last 12 games, and have not lost a series since May 24 (to the Dodgers).

Upton Jr. to be activated from DL on Monday – Padres.com
The Padres are set to reinstate Melvin Upton Jr. from the disabled list prior to their series opener at Turner Field against the Braves — Upton’s former team — on Monday. In order to make room for Upton on the 25-man roster, the Padres will option outfielder Abraham Almonte to Triple-A El Paso. Almonte was hitting .186 in 43 at-bats this season.

Chargers, Lincoln Club Come to Word Blows – Voice of San Diego
The Lincoln Club of San Diego, which has strong ties to Mayor Kevin Faulconer, doubted the sincerity of the Chargers in their stadium talks with the city and county with a sponsored Facebook post. In response, the Chargers threatened to report the Mayor to the NFL. This was only the beginning of the silly war of words between the two sides before today’s meeting between the Chargers, the Mayor, and the Mayor’s team of negotiators.

Brandon Morrow exits rehab start early with shoulder soreness – Gaslamp Ball
Morrow was pulled from his second rehab start in the third inning after throwing only 49 pitches due to shoulder discomfort. Prior to his exit he had allowed three runs on eight hits and a walk in 2 2/3 frames against Northwest Arkansas.

American Pharoah Wins Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown – New York Times
The 37-year wait is over. Finally, horse racing has another Triple Crown winner and another dominant horse for others to try and match up to.

LeBron James’ triple-double enables Cavs to tie Finals in ugly OT win – ESPN
James turned in a triple-double to remember, Matthew Dellavedova made the go-ahead free throws in overtime and the Cavaliers overcame a fourth-quarter collapse to outlast the Golden State Warriors 95-93 on Sunday night to even the NBA Finals at a game apiece.

Ugly details of Hope Solo’s arrest come out in report before U.S. opener – USA Today
Hope Solo’s checkered personal life came under further scrutiny on Sunday, sparking a fresh wave of controversy surrounding the United States goalkeeper just a day before the start of the team’s Women’s World Cup campaign.

Padres looking for best available at No. 51 – Padres.com
Under the previous administration, San Diego subscribed to the theory of finding as many potential impact players as possible to fill a system that’s, after many of the deals Preller made, devoid of them. The Padres have taken college players the last two years — shortstop Trea Turner a year ago and outfielder Hunter Renfroe in 2013 — and could very well stick to that script, at least in terms of looking for a position player with their top pick.

Mitch Unrein Boasts Unique History with Mike McCoy – Chargers.com
Unrein’s first couple years in Denver overlapped with McCoy’s stint as the Broncos’ Offensive Coordinator. Even though they primarily focused on different sides of the ball, Denver used the 6-4, 306-pound DT at fullback in 2012. Thus, McCoy and Unrein met once a week to go over his packages for the coming game.


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