Padres make the wrong kind of history

San Diego Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner

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Padres suffer worst three-game start in MLB history – USA Today
The Padres set a major league record for offensive futility to start a season when they got shut out by the Dodgers for the third game in a row Wednesday, a 7-0 victory that left the total score for the series at 25-0, L.A.

Matt Kemp, Derek Norris & Andy Green on LA sweep & Padres 27-inning scoreless drought
It wasn’t just a three-game sweep by the Los Angeles Dodgers. It was the wrong side of history, a 27-inning scoreless drought by the Padres in which they were outscored 25-0 by the Dodgers.


The Padres got jobbed out of their first run of 2016 – Gaslamp Ball
THEY DID IT! After 23 scoreless innings to start the season, the Padres finally scored in the sixth inning of their third game of the 2016 season. But the home plate umpire disagreed, and after a review, the incorrect call stood.

Cashner chased early as Padres fall to Dodgers –
Los Angeles pitcher Kenta Maeda hit a home run and tossed six scoreless in his Major League debut as the Dodgers completed a three-game sweep at Petco Park.

San Diego pitcher Andrew Cashner labored in his first start, needing 94 pitches to get through four innings. He surrendered four runs in the first and allowed five overall on six hits, while striking out five.

AUDIO: AJ Preller: “You have to be ready the next night and leave your struggles behind”
Padres GM A.J. Preller joined Scott and BR on #PadresWednesday to talk about starting 0-2 with 2 shutouts, he explains the Rule 5 players like Luis Perdomo and the evolution of Jabari Blash.

A Hotel Tax Hike Has Been in the Chargers’ Playbook for a Long Time – Voice of San Diego
The gulf between what the Chargers are willing to spend on a stadium, and what San Diego politicians seem willing to contribute, proved too big to bridge.

AUDIO: Steve Peace on JMI’s vision for SDSU/Mission Valley & thoughts on Chargers plan
John Moores consultant Steve Peace on JMI’s vision for SDSU expansion in Mission Valley, why a smaller stadium is needed, doing the right thing & what they think of the Chargers downtown plan.

Gulls rally for 6-5 OT win over Bakersfield, clinch playoff berth –
Corey Tropp’s overtime game winning goal 1:44 into the extra period gave the San Diego Gulls their biggest comeback victory of the season, a 6-5 pullback over the Bakersfield Condors. The win clinched a Calder Cup playoffs berth for the Gulls (37-22-3-2) in their first AHL season in San Diego.

Unnamed Soccer Podcast: El Clasico, CR7 And Underpants
Darren Smith and Jordan Carruth tackle the big stories of the week in La Liga, Liga MX, and the English Premier League in the only way they know how, on an unnamed soccer podcast.

The Unbearable Whiteness of Baseball – The New York Times Magazine
The source of baseball’s diminished hold on our imaginations runs much deeper than social-media strategy. The problem lies in the demographics of baseball’s rosters, and the shameful way in which the majority of its media has failed to pay anything approaching adequate attention to the Latino players who have entered the game over the last two decades.

Sam Hinkie resigns: The end of the Sixers as we know them – Sports Illustrated
Sam Hinkie is no longer the general manager and president of basketball operations for the Philadelphia 76ers, nor the active symbol of the NBA’s most ambitious rebuild. Matters in Philadelphia came to a head on Wednesday with Hinkie’s resignation—an act reportedly prompted by the Sixers’ intention to add another executive at his level.


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