Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

Posted by on June 19th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

……(Baseball)……

Padres-W-Brewers (4-1)….Rookie pitcher Logan Allen dominant in major league debut…7-shutout innings-3-hits-5 strikeouts…aided by 3-double plays…..Francisco Mejia 2R-HR in win….Padres Kirby Yates 26th save in first half of the season…..Padres won 4-of-last 6-games….Brewers have 1-run in last 18-innings..only 8-hits in series so far……San Diego…(37-37)…Milwaukee (8-7)

Padres-Milwaukee…Wednesday afternoon game..Matt Strahm (2-6)-vs-Zach Davies (7-1)

Padres..P-Jose Castillo leaves rehab assignment with forearm discomfort.
Padres…DFA-P-Kaz Makita to open roster spot for Logan Allen
Padres..Sign 3rd round pick OF-Hudson Head to record 3M-signing bonus..highest ever for 3rd round pick….chose big money package over playing at Oklahoma

Padres…Manny Machado declines to answer questions about Umpires Association criticism of his 1-game suspension….says ‘MLB has a structure in place to handle my appeal’…
Padres..Manager Andy Green declined in depth questions about incidents…..says MLB has already spoken that Umpires Union tweet was inappropriate….Green refused to take about ‘monetary fines’ for players-manager ejections….Eric Hosmer said umpires need to be held ‘accountable’ for things they do wrong….Ian Kindler says some umps target players-believes Machado being targeted…..Umpires Union later in evening put expanded criticism on its Facebook page continuing tirade against Machado saying the suspension is a slap in the face to umpires….that you cannot touch someone in authority….the tantrum was a disgrace to the game.

Padres…Source says Machado appeal will be heard via ‘Skype’ and that player no longer has to appear in person in New York….Source says normal ejections do not bring a fine…..says player suspension comes with a base fine but Machado would not lose a game check.

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Dodgers-W-Giants (9-0)….Keke Hernandez 3R-HR..Joc Pederson HR…Justin Turner RBI double…….LA (49-25)…..Giants (31-40)

LA-San Francisco..Wednesday matchup Rich Hill (4-1)-vs-Drew Pomeranz (2-8)

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Angels-W-Toronto (3-1)…..Brian Goodwin HR..Kole Calhoun HR…Tyler Skaggs 7-strong innings…….Halos (8-7) last two weeks….Jays (31-47)

Angels-Blue Jays…Wednesday pitchers…Andrew Heaney (0-1)-vs- Aaron Sanchez (3-8)

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(Scoreboard)

Phillies-Nationals…Rained out again…Washington (14-7) streak….Phillies lost 5-of-7

Yankees-W-TBay….Cam Maybin-Edwin Encarnarcio HRs….NY (45-27)….Rays (43-29)

Pirates-L-Tigers..Nick Castellano RBI single….Buccos 3-errors…Pirates (8-20) skid….Tigers lost 22-of-30

Astros-L-Reds…Darren Dietrich 2R-HR….Dan Winker HR….Houston won 13-of-20…Cincinnati (7-10)

Braves-L-Mets..Atlanta had won 11-row….Peter Alonso 2R-HR….RBI double in Mets win…Jacob deGrom 8-shutout innings

Cubs-L-White Sox…Eloy Sanchez 2R-HR….Cubs won 8-of-15….Sox (12-7) last 3-weeks

Indians-W-Rangers..Jose Ramirez 3R-HR..Tribe hit 4-homers…Rangers won 14-of-22..Tribe won 9-of-13

Red Sox-Twins..Tied (3-3) in 16th inning at press time…Minnesota (17-8) stretch…Boston (7-5)

Cardinals-L-Miami…Brian Anderson 2R-HR….Starling Castro HR….St Louis won 11-of-17….Marlins (26-45)

Rockies-W-Arizona….Nolan Arenado 2R-HR….RBI double….Colorado won 15-of-22…..D-Backs won 8-of-12

A’s-W-Orioles…Khris Davis-Stephen Piscotty-Ram Laureano 3R-HRs in blowout win….Baltimore (21-51)….A’s (9-11)

Royals-W-Mariners…Whit Merrifield 3R-HR…KC (25-48)…Mariners (8-20)

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(Roster Moves)

Brewers….2B-Brett Laurie retires (29Y) leg injuries..former 1st round pick..spent 6Y with Blue Jays-White Sox.

Astros..Sign FA-P-Felipe Paulino-ex White Sox
Twins..Sign FA-P-Ian Kroll-ex Reds
Rockies..DFA-P-Mike Dunn

Yankees..Option OF-Mike Tauschmann to AAA

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(Injuries)

A’s…C-Nick Hundley-knee surgery-out 6W

Texas..DL-1B-Justin Smoak-quad
Twins..DL-OF-Byron Buxton-Reinsure wrist
Cubs..DL-P-Kyle Hendricks-shoulder impingement
Mets..DL-P-Jeurys Familia-shoulder

White Sox..DL-C-Wellington Castillo-oblique
Seattle..SS-Ryon Healy diagnosed with spinal stenosis

Astros..Activate 2B-Jose Altuve from DL
Cardinals..Activate 3B-Jed Gyorko from DL

Angels..Send SS-Andrelton Simmons out on rehab assignment-ankle injury
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(MLB)

Umpires Union…Furious over MLB decision to suspend Padres-Manny Machado for 1-game after he bumped umpire-threw bat-slammed helmet and cursed out umpire in argument on Sunday over balls and strikes….Tweeted “1 Game–Just 1Game?”

MLB-Joe Torre….Responds says Union criticism of 1-game suspension was inappropriate as was use of the word ‘workplace violence’ in the bat throwing incident.

Union….Criticized umpires too….saying there is procedure to discuss differences of opinion with MLB and Union…..umpires did not use it.

White Sox…Announce putting netting from foul pole to foul pole to protect fans from foul balls,line drives-balls into the stands.

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……( Basketball)……..

Lakers-New Orleans….Pelicans shopping 4th pick in NBA draft-meaning they could trade pick leading into Thursday’s NBA draft…Deal would mean Lakers could not delay acquisition of Anthony Davis…means Lakers would have (27M) in salary cap space-not (33M)…..but could not offer a ‘max contract’ to another free agent.

Lakers….Anthony Davis invoked option to receive 4M payment to waive the no trade clause in his contract…..Pelicans pay the 4M fee-but it counts against Lakers salary cap…Reduces Lakers salary cap space to (24M)….Davis salary next season will be (31.1M)

New Orleans-Indiana Pacers….Open trade talks…Pacers want 4th pick….Pelicans asking for F-Damontas Sabonis in straight up swap.
New Orleans-Washington…Discussing dealing #4 pick for G-Brad Beal.

Indiana…Interested in talking to FA-G-Ricky Rubio-Utah
Sacramento…F-Harrison Barnes opts out of (25M) contract to become free agent
Miami…C-Hassan Whiteside ops in to stay with Heat…(27M) next year.

Houston….G-Chris Paul demands trade from team…Sources say situation became ‘toxic’ last year in fallout between Paul and James Harden….Sources say Harden went to Rockets and said ‘him or me’….in terms of a trade….2-players did not talk to each other final 2-months of the season…..Paul has (3Y-124M) left on contract.

Boston..C-Al Horford opts out of (30M) final year of deal…seeking multiyear contract from Celtics.

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……..(Football)……….

Saints…Open contract extension talks with QB-Drew Brees…has 21M-cap figure for this season then becomes free agent…Saints want to go year-by-year on extension.

Patriots..Reportedly offered pay raises to scouts but had to sign ‘loyalty clause’-blocking them from interviewing for other jobs with other teams.

Jets..Hire Phil Savage to run Player Personnel…worked for Ravens-Browns
Jets…Hire Chad Alexander-Director of Scouting…ex-Ravens exec
Jets..Hire Rex HoganAssistant GM-ex Colts

Raiders…Impressed with 3-safeties on roster…Karl Joseph..LaMarcus Joyner..Jon Abraham.

Steelers..Say Donte Moncrief-ex Colts-has taken #2-WR job in place of departed Antonio Brown.

Bucs..Restructure contract WR-Mike Evans…gives them (3.2M) cap space.

Giants..Rookie QB-Danield Jones ‘booed’ when introduced at Yankees home game on Monday night.

Detroit..QB-Matt Stafford confirms-played last year with 2-transverse fractures of back

Atlanta…Opening talks-restructure final 2-years of WR-Julio Jones

Carolina…Police looking for former Panthers RB-Rod Smart-been missing since June 12th in South Carolina…Starred in old XFL.

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(College Football)

Utah…NCAA denies waiver claim of QB-Cam Rising-transfer from Texas..must sit in 2019..have 3Y left to play starting in 2020.

Kent State..QB-Quan Knight transfers in from Maryland.

Washington State…Lands RB-Deon McIntosh-transfer from Notre Dame.

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……..(Hockey)…………

San Jose-Flyers….Trade-Sharks deal D-Justin Braun to Philadelphia for #2-#3 draft picks.

San Jose-Ottawa…Sharks send another #2 pick to Ottawa to complete trade last year for D-Erik Karlsson….Senators wind up with #1-#2-#2 and four prospects in deal.

Ducks…GM-Bob Murray says veteran players will need to buy into the ‘leadership’ demands of new coach Dallas Eakins-or ‘those players won’t be here’.
Ducks..Promote David Nonis to assistant GM…..former GM-Vancouver–Toronto

Kings..Hire Trent Yawney-Edmonton-as assistant coach on Todd Krueger staff

Lake Erie Monsters…Hire Mike Eaves as head coach of AHL team-Columbus Blue Jackets top farm club..

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…….(General)…….

(Soccer)
..Team USA-W-Guyana (4-0)…..Tyler Boyd 2-goals….US scores in 51st and 55th minutes to blow game open…..US loses MF-Wes McKennie with hamstring injury though…….1st round game in Gold Cup Tourney

..Women’s World Cup..USA-Chile game watched by 5.3M viewers…San Diego was top market with (6.7R)

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(Women’s World Cup)

..Brazil-W-Italy….Marta scores on penalty shot to get (1-0) win..Marta 17th career World Cup goal
..Australia-W-Jamaica…Sam Kerr scores all 4-Aussie goals in lopsided win.

(Schedule)-Wednesday
..England-vs-Japan…..Scotland-vs-Argentina

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(Soccer)

Michel Platini…Legendary soccer star..Former President UEFA…arrested in Paris for possible bribery role in awarding 2022-World Cup to Qatar….Platini and Sepp Blatter were removed in 2015 from FIFA jobs for corruption in awarding of World Cup bids

Manchester United…opens talks to sell F-Romey Lukaku to Inter Milan

Manchester Cit…spends (75M)in transfer fee to acquire MF-Rodri from Atletico Madrid in Spain.

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