5/28 Morning Mighty: Philip Rivers on improving and new teammates

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers

How they drew it up: Upton, Kemp deliver in clutch – Padres.com
These Padres looked just like the Padres A.J. Preller had envisioned, with timely hitting, big plays on defense, and a solid outing from starting pitcher Andrew Cashner. It all lead to a 5-4 win against the Angels in Anaheim, with Craig Kimbrel getting the save, and the team’s first series win in nearly a month.

Joe Barksdale At RT? He Discussed Signing With Chargers & His Role – Mighty 1090 (Video)
Another change to the Chargers offensive line? Joe Barksdale, who started 16 games at right tackle for the St. Louis Rams in 2014, discussed why he signed with the Chargers, getting to know his new teammates and if he expects to start and play at right tackle. Well, kind of.

Padres minor leaguer retires to manage – San Diego Union-Tribune
A pretty cool story about 25-year old Jeremy Rodriguez, who was catching for the Lake Elsinore Storm until this past weekend, when he retired to accept a job as the Padres Dominican Summer League manager.

Philip Rivers On New Chapter With Chris Watt, Rapport With Stevie Johnson & What He Sees From Melvin Gordon – Mighty 1090
Despite dealing with his own contract negotiations, San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers is in high spirits at the start of OTAs, and he joined the Darren Smith Show to talk about what he saw in his new teammates and what he needs to change to be a better QB.

Warriors finish off Rockets, advance to NBA Finals – USA Today
The NBA Finals are still about a week away, but now we know which two teams will face off. It’s the matchup that most NBA fans wanted for most of the year, as the Golden State Warriors will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Which Padres Are All-Star Worthy? – Mighty 1090
Looking through the leading vote-getters for the NL All-Star team, Padres players are a bit further down than you would like. If all things were fair, which Padres players would be heading to Cincinnati in July for the festivities?

Veterans Affairs: The Uneasy Marriage of Military Money and the NFL – Grantland
Writer Charles Pierce brings a little bit of logic to the story about the NFL charging hundreds of thousands of dollars to the U.S. Military, just to honor our heroes during NFL games.

 

Meet catcher Austin Hedges, who talks Taylor Swift, magic, maturing in the minors and how rad it is to throw guys out (plus much, much more).

 

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