5/22 Morning Mighty: Padres struggle in finale vs. Cubs

San Diego Padres SP Odrisamer Despaigne

Singled out: Padres struggle in finale vs. Cubs – Padres.com
The Padres offense continues to struggle with consistency, and they now find themselves two games under .500. They’ll need to figure out the offense soon, as they have some very important games against the Dodgers next.

SDSU falls to Fresno State – UT San Diego
For the first time in a decade, San Diego State positioned itself for a direct route to the Mountain West Baseball Tournament championship. So much for that. SDSU committed four errors that led to seven unearned runs in a 15-7 loss to Fresno State on Thursday afternoon at Peccole Park in Reno, Nev.

Padres confident offense will turn things around – Padres.com
There might be a few things — or players, specifically — to point to as the reason why the team’s offense has hit the skids of late. The losses of Yonder Alonso and Wil Myers to the disabled list has robbed the team of, at least statistically, it’s two top hitters. Alonso was hitting .333 when he bruised his right shoulder on May 8 and Myers has missed the last 10 games with left wrist tendinitis. The Padres are 3-6 in those games without Myers, their leadoff hitter, and have averaged just 3.1 runs per game in that stretch.

San Diego wins ruling on stadium site cleanup – UT San Diego
This may not wind up affecting the San Diego stadium efforts at all, but I don’t see how an extra $250 in money for the City would hurt those efforts…

Chargers Bring QB Chase Rettig into the Fold – Chargers.com
The San Diego Chargers have swapped out one third (or fourth?) QB on their depth chart for a new guy that also likely won’t make the roster without a miracle in the preseason (or devastating injury).

How a change in pitch framing has hurt Andrew Cashner in 2015 – ESPN.com (Insider)
Andrew Cashner has had to change his approach this year because of the framing he’s getting behind the plate, and it has affected his performance.

Nick Novak on the New Extra Point – Chargers.com (Video)
Kicker Nick Novak has an excellent track record from the distance of the new extra point after rule changes that came out of recent owners’ meetings.

 

Padres outfielder Will Venable, who’s hitting .303 in the month of May, talked with Annie Heilbrunn about his different role with the team, how the clubhouse has changed this season, getting consistent at-bats and becoming a dad.

 

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