6/19 Morning Mighty: Padres get Murphy his first victory

San Diego Padres manager Pat Murphy

Kemp, Norris go deep to back solid Kennedy – Padres.com
It’s not like the Padres were hitting the cover off the ball in Thursday’s 3-1 win over the A’s, but they didn’t have to with the way starter Ian Kennedy was dealing. A couple of solo shots from Matt Kemp and Derek Norris were enough for victory, while the Upton brothers teamed up for another insurance run in the eighth.

Dean Spanos Says He Won’t Sell Chargers – Mighty 1090 (video)
In an interview with Mighty1090’s own Annie Heilbrunn, for a story on Dean Spanos and his sons, John and A.G., Dean touched on what the team means to his family and how there are no plans to sell it.

Scott & Annie: Are The Chargers Bluffing With Stall Tactics? – Mighty 1090 (video)
Scott Kaplan & Annie Heilbrunn break down the latest blows between the city and the Chargers, and whether or not the team is bluffing with stall tactics to derail Stan Kroenke’s stadium proposal in Inglewood.

Which Chargers Position Group Calls Themselves “The Aliens”? – Chargers.com
Everyone needs an identity, and the Chargers 2015 wide receiving corps certainly has adopted a unique one. Stevie Johnson came up with the term, and explained why it fits the Bolts.

Texas pitcher flinches to give Dodgers walk-off balk – SB Nation (video)
One of the rarest occurrences in baseball happened on Thursday night. No, not a perfect game or even a cycle. There was a walk-off balk!

LeBron’s handling of Blatt unbecoming – ESPN.com
During the NBA Finals, ESPN reporter Marc Stein saw LeBron emasculate Blatt in ways that are simply unbecoming of a player of James’ legend-in-the-making stature.

The Physics of Calling Pitches from Your Sofa – Hardball Times
What you see as far as balls and strikes really depends upon the direction you’re looking. Have you noticed that the benches most often complain about high and low pitches? They rarely howl at inside or outside calls. From the dugout they are in the ideal spot to see the height of the pitch, especially since their eyes are nearer ground level than the ump’s.


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