6/15 Morning Mighty: Padres can’t seem to beat the Dodgers

Padres pitcher James Shields and catcher Derek Norris

Upton denied game-winner, then Padres fall in 12th – Padres.com
The Dodgers were able to save themselves from a loss with an unbelievable catch by Pederson with two on and two outs in the bottom of the ninth. On Justin Upton’s potential game-winning drive to straightaway center, the Dodgers rookie made an in-stride grab on the track before crashing into the wall.

Bud Black & Justin Upton On Pederson’s Catch, Series Loss To Dodgers – Mighty 1090 (video)
Hear from Justin Upton and Bud Black following Sunday’s loss to the Dodgers, which marked the first series loss for the Padres since May 24th, when they also lost a series to the Dodgers.

Padres seem incapable of breakthrough – San Diego Union-Tribune
There have been signs — such as Wil Myers and Yonder Alonso returning to the lineup, or the bullpen rediscovering its first-rate form — suggesting that the Padres are due for a breakthrough at any moment now. It just hasn’t happened. And the players are fuming about it.

Hard-luck losses to rival frustrate Padres – Padres.com
The Dodgers have now won all four series against the Padres this season — including two games this weekend that the Padres led entering the eighth. San Diego’s deficit in the NL West sits at six games as a result. The Padres entered the weekend on a high, coming off a winning road trip and having won 10 of 16 overall. Perhaps that made it even more painful to lose ground to the Dodgers.

Is Wil Myers injured again? – Storify
Darren Smith and Marty Caswell noticed something that many did not about Wil Myers when he stood on deck Sunday: His wrists weren’t taped. Does this mean Myers is being traded? No, but it could mean that Myers isn’t healthy enough to be playing. Read through the tweets and draw your own conclusions.

Turner officially traded to Nationals – San Diego Union-Tribune
Nearly six months after the initial agreement, the Padres officially sent highly regarded shortstop prospect Trea Turner to the Nationals on Sunday, completing a three-team trade from December that landed Wil Myers in San Diego.

Stephen Curry finally has his MVP moment in these NBA Finals – USA Today
LeBron James was going off, as usual, carrying the Cavs on his back with a 40-point, 14-rebound, 11-assist triple-double, leaving the thousands packed inside Oracle Arena to seemingly hold their breath for much of the fourth quarter. Steph Curry, more than anyone, needed to answer King James…and he did.

Does This Ex-Con Know the NBA Better Than LeBron? – New York Magazine
“I’m the only handicapper in the country who bases his picks on the refs,” he says. He’s successful roughly 60 percent of the time — that’s about five points higher than most professional gamblers, which means that in the world of sports gambling, the name Tim Donaghy is gold. In the real world, that name is mud.


In the video below, LaDainian Tomlinson tries to display his beer-pouring skills as he discusses the honor of having his number retired, having current and past Chargers attend his ceremony, Nick Hardwick’s amazing weight loss and his favorite Junior Seau story.


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