Hats off to Andrew Cashner!

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner pauses on the mound during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, July 21, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Cashner solid as trade rumors swirl around him – MLB.com
Cashner put his best foot forward for potential suitors on Thursday, allowing just one run on three hits while striking out eight on a muggy night.

In the past week, Cashner’s trade value has shot up, as he’s put together arguably his best two-start stretch of the season. Last Friday he limited the Giants to one run over six innings while striking out nine.

Matt Holliday leaves game after being hit in face by pitch – Sports Illustrated
St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday left Thursday’s game against the San Diego Padres after being hit in the face by a pitch from Andrew Cashner. Holliday could be seen holding his nose as he walked away from the batters box and went down to the ground.

Solarte swats SD’s HR streak to 19 games – MLB.com
The power has come from everywhere during the Padres’ franchise-record 19-game homer streak. And during Thursday night’s 6-5 loss to the Cardinals, it came from a familiar source in Yangervis Solarte.

Clayton Kershaw may need surgery, could miss rest of season – Sports Illustrated
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw’s ailing back may require surgery, meaning he could miss the remainder of the season, manager Dave Roberts said Wednesday.

“With the way it flared up, it’s more of an indication that surgery is more of a possibility,” Roberts told reporters in Washington, D.C. before the Dodgers’ game against the Nationals.

AUDIO: Andy Green On Andrew Cashner Trade Rumors, Schimpf Production & Gyorko’s Tear
Padres manager Andy Green on dealing with the Andrew Cashner trade rumors, recent production from Ryan Schimpf and mistake pitches to Jed Gyorko.

SDSU basketball gets commit from 4-star prospect – San Diego Union-Tribune
Saying that “there was no sense waiting any longer,” the four-star prospect with a deadly 3-point stroke and 4.2 GPA gave an oral commitment to the Aztecs late Wednesday night.

AUDIO: Kirk Morrison: “This Season May Be One Of The Biggest Seasons In San Diego State History”
From FOX Sports and former Aztec Kirk Morrison explains why SDSU should be attractive to the Big 12.

How Mike Piazza defied odds to reach Hall of Fame – USA Today
Piazza was selected in the 62nd round, the lowest draft pick to reach the Hall of Fame, a distinction that will stand, considering the draft no longer extends past 50 rounds.

He’ll share the stage with Ken Griffey Jr., his polar opposite, who will become the first player ever to be the first selection in a draft and make the Hall of Fame.

How Will the Bolts Use Both Gates and Henry? – Chargers.com
The success of both tight ends figures to play a key role in the team’s success in 2016. However, how the Bolts plan to use each player very much remains a mystery. Per usual, Gates trained on his own for much of the offseason before returning for veteran mini camp in June. Training camp will provide the first extensive look at how each player will complement the other, whether that means on the field at the same time or in a rotation.

Melvin Gordon trains with an idol to help fumbling issues – Bolts from the Blue
Melvin Gordon put the ball on the ground 6 times last year, so he reached out to one of his idols for help.


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