Padres Split Series with the Mets

Padres Lose Finale 4-3, Split Series with NYM
The Padres lost 4-3 to the New York Mets Sunday but did split the series 2-2 with the defending National League champions, and had their first winning home stand of the season.

Cashner exits with right hamstring cramp – MLB.com
A head-first slide on a controversial play at the plate left Andrew Cashner in no shape to pitch the rest of yesterday’s game, but he won’t miss a start.

Hackett Stands Tall in Gulls’ 3-0 Shutout Win – SanDiegoGulls.com
Matt Hackett stopped all 29 shots he faced for his second career AHL postseason shutout, as the San Diego Gulls beat the Ontario Reign 3-0 on Sunday night at Citizens Business Bank Arena. The Reign lead the best-of-seven Pacific Division Finals two games to one, with Game 4 coming up on Friday night in San Diego.

Report: Stephen Curry named MVP for second straight season – Sports Illustrated
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will be named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the second straight season, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.

Curry becomes the 11th player in NBA history to win back-to-back MVP awards, joining LeBron James, Steve Nash and Tim Duncan as the players to accomplish that feat since 2000.

USF transfer Devin Watson commits to SDSU – San Diego Union-Tribune
The 6-foot-1 point guard who averaged 20.3 points last season orally committed to San Diego State over Kansas, Cal and UNLV, unzipping his jacket to reveal an Aztecs T-shirt during a celebration with family and friends at an Oceanside restaurant decorated with red and black balloons. He’ll sit out next season, then have two to play.

Can you jinx a no-hitter?
Is there really such a thing as a no-hitter jinx? The San Diego Padres players, coaches and broadcasters weighed in.

Acee: Getting in early on believing in Padres – San Diego Union-Tribune
With a 6-3 loss to the New York Mets on Saturday, the Padres slid back into last place in the National League West. And they won’t get much higher if they can’t ever win more than two games in a row. But we ought not be invested in standings right now. Nothing we see this Padres season is pertinent to this Padres season. We must be watching for what will be.

And if you can allow your viewing of the present to not be tainted by the past, you will find Andy Green’s club is most often fun to watch. You can at least appreciate what they’re trying to do. Increasingly, you can like what they’re actually doing.

Bryce Harper saw 27 pitches against the Cubs and didn’t swing at a single one – For The Win
The Nationals outfielder had seven plate appearances in Washington’s 13-inning loss. He was walked six times and also hit by the pitch once. The six walks ties an MLB record for most walks in a game. And there is no record of a player having more plate appearances in a game without recording an at-bat in the past 100 years.

Can Tyrell Williams Make an Impact in 2016? – Chargers.com
The last we saw of Tyrell Williams, the free agent pickup out of Western Oregon was torching the eventual Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos for an 80-yard touchdown catch from Philip Rivers in the season finale.

Now, the San Diego Chargers WR hopes to make his mark on the team and the league, using that play to catapult his career.

 

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