8/24 TMM: Padres are not out of NL West race

San Diego Padres pitcher Bud Norris

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Padres fall to Cards to close solid homestand – Padres.com
The Padres looked great in taking two of three games from the NL’s best team over the weekend, but rookie Colin Rea finally took a loss on Sunday after a rough start to the game, narrowly missing back-to-back sweeps for the team.

Pat Murphy, Clint Barmes Say Padres “Not Out Of It” – Mighty 1090 (Video)
Padres Manager Pat Murphy likes where his team is at after a 5-1 homestand; shortstop Clint Barmes says team is “not out of it.” They currently sit 6.5 games behind the Dodgers and 5 games behind the Giants, both of whom are struggling while the Padres have been surging of late.

Stadium saga: The end game – San Diego Union-Tribune
To help build support for an eventual vote, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer wrote an article for the Union-Tribune explaining why his stadium deal is one that would be more beneficial than the one the city currently has with Qualcomm Stadium.

Chargers Kicker Josh Lambo Making A Case For Himself In The NFL – Mighty 1090
Chargers kicker Josh Lambo wants a job in the NFL, and he’s proving it in the preseason. Lambo nailed a 53-yard field goal in the third quarter and then a 47-yard attempt as time expired in Arizona, securing a (meaningless) 22-19 win over the Cardinals on Saturday night … and perhaps more importantly, securing his legitimacy in the kicker competition.

Defense Brings Heat in the Desert with Six Sacks – Chargers.com
It’s no secret that improving the Chargers’ pass rush was one of the top priorities the defense worked on this offseason. Although it was a preseason game, their hard work came to fruition Saturday night.

Go Behind The Scenes As SDSU Unveils The Jeff Jacobs Jam Center – Mighty 1090 (video)
Go behind the scenes with San Diego State’s athletic director Jim Sterk as the SDSU Aztecs unveil their new, state-of-the-art basketball facility. Hear from Aztecs coach Steve Fisher, Malik Pope and Winston Shepard on what the new facility means to the players and for recruiting.

San Diego Should Talk to Mark Davis – Bolts from the Blue
If the Chargers are going to play hardball with the City of San Diego, it’s time for the City to play hard right back. One way to do that would be to get leverage against the Chargers by using Mark Davis and the Raiders.

A.J. Preller On Evaluating Pat Murphy, Gyorko At SS & Growth Of Austin Hedges – Mighty 1090 (video)
Padres GM A.J. Preller on the growth of Austin Hedges, if Derek Norris might see more playing time at first base, what to make of Jedd Gyorko at shortstop and how he evaluates Pat Murphy.

Watch Cris Carter Tell NFL Rookies To “Get A Fall Guy” – Deadspin (video)
NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter spoke to the rookies of last season, while wearing his NFL Hall of Fame jacket, and gave them some very bad advice.

Would You Support The LA Chargers Or The SD Raiders? – Mighty 1090 (video)
C.S. Keys hits the streets to find out if San Diegans would rather root for the LA Chargers or the SD Raiders.

Tiger Woods’ tournament just imploded after two terrible chip shots – For the Win
To start the weekend, it looked like the Tiger Woods of old was back. All it took was one bad hole to send everything back into a tailspot.

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