Ichiro becomes the new “Hit King” vs. Padres

Miami Marlins' Ichiro Suzuki

Padres string together rally to sink Fish in finale – MLB.com
The Friars grabbed the lead with a fifth-inning rally in which they used four consecutive two-out hits to score three times. Derek Norris’ two-strike, two-run single was the critical blow, putting the Padres on top for good in a 6-3 victory over the Marlins at Petco Park.

Ichiro Suzuki passes Pete Rose in combined professional hits – USA Today
With two hits Wednesday, Ichiro Suzuki raised his career total in the Japanese and North American major leagues to 4,257, passing Pete Rose’s record Major League Baseball total.

Suzuki had 1,278 hits for Orix in Japan’s Pacific League (1992-00) and the rest with Seattle, the New York Yankees and Marlins.

AUDIO: AJ Preller: “We’ll Listen To Offers On Everyone…We’re Not Where We Want To Be”
Padres GM AJ Preller joined Scott and BR for Padres Wednesday. He talked about possible trade options for the club, if there are any players that are not on his trade block, Wil Myers current hot streak, when we might see Hunter Renfroe with the Padres and his thoughts on Cal Quantrill.

VIDEO: Wil Myers Should Be An All-Star
Padres first baseman Wil Myers discusses what it would mean to represent San Diego in the All-Star game at Petco Park and whether or not he would participate in the home run derby.

Report: Padres Were Eager For San Diego To Install Jagged Rocks To Keep Homeless People Away From The All-Star Game – Deadspin
The San Diego Padres were interested in the city’s plan to place jagged rocks along an underpass in order to deter homeless people from congregating there ahead of the MLB All-Star Game, according to a report from Voice of San Diego.

AUDIO: Should Darren Fly To Seattle For USA Vs. Ecuador?
Argentina look the best but don’t count out Mexico or the United States in Copa America. Darren is flying to Seattle for USA vs. Ecuador before flying to San Jose with Jordan for Mexico vs. Chile this weekend.

The USMNT have a big problem against Ecuador with DeAndre Yedlin out – FOX Sports
Yedlin is suspended for the Americans’ quarterfinal after getting a red card in their last match, leaving the U.S. without their first choice right back. And considering their options to replace him are an out-of-position Michael Orozco, Fabian Johnson sliding across and putting a defensively weak Edgar Castillo at left back, or breaking up the excellent Geoff Cameron/John Brooks centerback partnership so Cameron can play right back, that’s a rather large absence.

Danny Woodhead gives Chargers injury scare – San Diego Union-Tribune
The way his ankle rolled, the way he sat for minutes on the ground, the way several teammates quietly stood and knelt beside him as head athletic trainer James Collins conducted an evaluation, Danny Woodhead gave the Chargers one heck of a scare Wednesday late in their final practice of the spring.

Ravens release medical marijuana advocate, starting OT Eugene Monroe – USA Today
Baltimore acknowledged earlier in the week it had been seeking to trade Monroe, who has been an outspoken advocate for the NFL to remove medical marijuana from its list of banned substances.

Monroe wrote on Twitter last Friday that he believed the organization had taken issue with his stance.

Should Chargers be interested in Ravens OT Eugene Monroe? – Bolts from the Blue
Monroe is a better pass blocker than he is a run blocker but in the modern NFL that’s the preferred skillset for a left tackle. Unless his injuries have ruined him, he is still an above average left tackle, arguably an upgrade from King Dunlap rather than an insurance policy.

VIDEO: Melvin Gordon On Progress From Offseason Surgery
Chargers running back Melvin Gordon on his progress from knee surgery, why his confidence in his ability hasn’t wavered from last season and why he’s eliminating off-field distractions.

Cavs sticking behind Kevin Love despite NBA Finals struggles – USA Today
The Cavaliers in Game 6 on Thursday (9 p.m. ET, ABC) need more offensive production from Love, who had just two points and three rebounds in Cleveland’s 112-97 victory over Golden State in Game 5. Love is struggling offensively in the Finals, averaging 8.8 points and six rebounds and shooting 37.1% from the field and 28.6% on three-pointers.

Mickelson hopes for ‘cross the line’ conditions in Open – San Diego Union-Tribune
Mickelson has had a whirlwind few days. He practiced on Monday at Oakmont and flew to San Diego that night to attend his daughter Sophia’s eighth-grade graduation. He flew back Tuesday night, arriving after midnight, and was at Oakmont on Wednesday afternoon, hitting balls on the range and planning to play late in the afternoon.

In his press conference, Mickelson got several questions about off-course issues. Twice in the past year, people with whom Mickelson associated have been indicted for illegal gambling and insider trading. Mickelson was not charged in either case.

 

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