5/15 Morning Mighty: Padres win big in the rain

After the rain, Padres’ Norris brings thunder vs. Nats – Padres.com
The Padres may have actually benefited from a two-hour rain delay in the first inning last night, as the Nationals looked tired by time play resumed. An 8-3 win in the box score doesn’t even tell the full story of how dominant San Diego looked against one of the league’s best teams last night.

Melvin Gordon signs Chargers contract – UT San Diego
The rookie wage scale has made these signings a lot less dramatic than they used to be, but at least now the Chargers can say that they have all of their rookies under contract for the start of Mini Camp today.

Wil Myers Gives An Update On His Wrist; Austin Hedges Talks About Being At Petco (Video) – Mighty 1090
How long will the Padres be without Wil Myers? Annie Heilbrunn went out into the rain at Petco Parl yesterday to find out, and to catch up with Austin Hedges before his first game in San Diego.

M. Upton set to rehab at Triple-A – Padres.com
Melvin Upton Jr., obtained the day before Opening Day with closer Craig Kimbrel from the Braves, hasn’t advanced to the point where he’s ready to join the big league team, but he’s ready to begin a Minor League rehabilitation assignment. Manager Bud Black said Thursday that Upton, slowed since Spring Training with sesamoiditis (inflammation of a bone in the foot), will begin playing with Triple-A El Paso this weekend.

Padres’ Start Is No Reason To Label Them As Finished – Mighty 1090
Whatever your opinion is of the 2015 San Diego Padres, good or bad, you can rest assured that it is way too early for any sort of judgement. Let’s get closer to 80 games played than 40 and then we’ll have a better idea of what to make of this team.

Should We Be Worried About Derek Norris’ Pitch Framing? – Padres Public
Derek Norris is a heck of a hitter, and he has spent the early part of this year proving those that doubted his arm strength wrong by throwing out half of the runners that have tried to steal on him. However, his average pitch-framing skills have taken a turn for the worse, and it could be what is hurting the Padres pitching staff.

NFL Wronged U.S. Military (Video) – Mighty 1090
Just one more black-eye in a long list of them for the NFL, after it was revealed that 14 teams charged the United States Military upwards of 1 million dollars to pay tribute to the military during NFL games this past season. Dan Sileo is personally offended by this story, and he tells you why.
While Darren Smith and Marty Caswell debate who should be the long-term first baseman for the San Diego Padres, Wil Myers tells them that he likes it there and feels like he’s finally found a home on defense by playing there.


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