Wil Myers to represent Padres in HR Derby

Wil Myers

Pomeranz leads Padres’ two-hit shutout in LA – MLB.com
The Dodgers outscored the Padres 25-0 in the opening series this year and have paid the price ever since, including Thursday night, when Drew Pomeranz threw seven scoreless innings on two hits in a 6-0 San Diego win.

San Diego is 5-2 against the Dodgers since that April series sweep, this one coming at the expense of Dodgers lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu, who was making his first start since the 2014 postseason. Ryu, returning from shoulder surgery, was roughed up for six runs in 4 2/3 innings.

Padres sign Adrian Morejon for $11 million – San Diego Union-Tribune
Morejon, who was cleared Wednesday, immediately rates as one of the Padres’ top prospects. The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder is advanced for his age, with a low-90s fastball and a plus curveball. He throws two different change-ups — one with a knuckle grip, the other with a two-seam grip.

If Morejon were entering the 2017 June draft, some evaluators think he would warrant the first overall pick. A number of Padres scouts believed Morejon is a better talent than Jason Groome, a fellow left-hander who was considered the top pitching prospect in last month’s draft.

AUDIO: Wil Myers On Being An All Star, Expectations & How He Might Approach HR Derby
Padres first baseman Wil Myers on being an All Star, personal expectations and how he might approach the home run derby.

Myers excited for 1st Home Run Derby – MLB.com
Myers’ brother Beau, who recently completed his freshman season at Appalachian State, will serve as Wil’s pitcher for the event. Beau caught a flight to Los Angeles Thursday afternoon, and the two will take early batting practice together Friday at Dodger Stadium.

VIDEO: Get Ready For MLB All-Star Fan Fest!
Watch a sneak peak into MLB’s All-Star Fan Fest with Padres’ Hall of Famer Dave Winfield! The event opens Friday morning at the Convention Center downtown.

1994 All-Star Game Most Memorable for Gwynn Jr. – San Diego Union-Tribune
Tony Gwynn Jr., the son of the Baseball Hall of Famer, played at Poway High, San Diego State and for eight seasons in the major leagues for four teams, including the Padres. He lives in San Diego and works as a broadcaster for the Dodgers. He wrote this essay for the Union-Tribune.

AUDIO: Fred Maas: “There Is Not A Lot Of Traction With These Anti Stadium Anti Chargers Issues”
Chargers Special Adviser Fred Maas joined Scott and BR to respond to the comments made by County Supervisor Ron Roberts, the positives working in their favor in getting a 2/3 vote, he responds to the recent poll anti-Charger poll that was recently released and if he ever expects the Mayor to support their plan.

Chargers Sign Third-Round Pick Max Tuerk
After the signing of Matt Slauson, Tuerk’s role for his rookie season likely became that of the team’s backup interior lineman. However, with the four-year deal, you can expect that the team is grooming him to eventually take over the role as the team’s starting Center long-term.

Silva tabbed to fight Cormier at UFC 200 in place of Jones – Sports Illustrated
The whirlwind surrounding UFC 200 and Daniel Cormier is coming to an end. Anderson Silva will step in on short notice to replace Jon Jones UFC president Dana White confirmed on Wednesday. Cormier and Jones were originally slated to be the main event of the anniversary event, but a failed drug test forced Jones off the card.

A Trump presidency raises concerns among Major League Baseball players – USA Today
The repeated vows by presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump to build a wall separating the USA from its neighbor to the south not only stand in contrast with MLB’s attempts to tap into the Mexican market and talent pool, but they’ve also raised concerns among foreign major leaguers.

 

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