DAILY LINKS: AJ Preller shares his thoughts on the Padres pitching staff

Mighty 1090 Interview: AJ Preller: “Lauer earned the right to start his career.”

Padres GM A.J. Preller discussed the anticipated debut of Eric Lauer and why he’s earned the right to show what he can do, what they want to see from Bryan Mitchell and why Franchy Cordero is just beginning to show glimpses of his very impressive skill set.

Hosmer, Villanueva likely out for rest of Rox series – Padres.com
First baseman on family medical leave list, third baseman dealing with hamstring issue

Shohei Ohtani strikes out seven but Astros make him work – USA Today
There was no eye-popping dominance, or headline-grabbing pratfalls in Shohei Ohtani’s fourth major league start Tuesday night.

Mighty 1090 Interview: Barry Melrose: “I Really Like Tampa Bay And Their Skillset”
The great Barry Melrose from ESPN joins Ben and Woods on Tuesday morning to discuss the Stanley Cup playoffs, the touching moment of silence in Toronto last night, if San Diego might ever see an NHL team, and more.

Mighty 1090 Interview: Steve Wyche: “If Would Be An Absolute Stunner If Baker Mayfield Were The #1 Pick”
NFL Network’s Steve Wyche checked in on the draft buzz from Cleveland, why there’s so much secrecy on what John Dorsey could do with the first pick, which teams are most likely to trade up for a quarterback and if the Colts have concern with Andrew Luck’s progress.

Mighty 1090 Interview: Frank Caliendo: “I’m Still Doing Impressions But Now I Am Talking Around Them More”
Comedian Frank Caliendo joined Scott to talk about his new stand up routines and his upcoming shows in Southern California.

Five reasons the Philadelphia 76ers are the favorites in the East – USA Today
The Philadelphia 76ers became the first Eastern Conference team to reach the second round with a 104-91 victory against the Miami Heat on Tuesday.

Rob Gronkowski says he’ll play for Patriots in 2018 – NFL.com
Gronkowski will return to the Patriots for a ninth season in 2018, the All-Pro tight end announced via Instagram on Thursday. “I met with coach today and informed him I will be back for the 2018 season with the Pats,” Gronkowski wrote. “I have been working out, staying in shape and feel great. Looking forward to another championship run.”

Salah, Liverpool Overwhelm Roma – Sports Illustrated
Liverpool all but put Roma away in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals, but two late away goals have the Italian side dreaming of another miracle comeback–if it can get its approach right at home.

Mighty 1090 Interview: Chris Nashawaty: “You Can Argue Drugs Are What Fueled Caddyshack”
Entertainment Weekly film critic and author Chris Nashawaty discussed his book Caddyshack, The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story, the disheveled unscripted genius behind it, the bad relationship between Chevy Chase and Bill Murray and why the movie was fueled by a lot of drugs.



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