Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday

Posted by on April 14th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

……..(Baseball)……….

Padres-L-Pirates (8-4)…Tuesday game..San Diego lose game and lose an outfielder…Padres (8-4)

..Blake Snell pulled in 1st inn..(.2-inn..3R-3H-2W-HB-58-pitches)
..Wil Myers pulled from game-tweaked knee…day to day..had inflammation since weekend
..Machado-Profar throwing errors
..Nebil Crismatt asked throw (5inn) long relief-gave up 4R
..Pirates Jacob Stallings 2R-double..RBI single
..Kevin Newman double-single for Buccos
..Pirates walked 13-batters-break Padres record
..Padres hit into 3-double plays
..Teams used 12-pitchers in game
..7-hit batsmen in game
..27-comebined left on base
..359-pitches thrown in game

Friars-Buccos…Wednesday..Joe Musgrove-vs-Tyler Anderson.

Padres…Seeking 2nd medical opinion on MRI on left elbow P-Adrian Morejon-indication injury may be more significant and possibly in need of surgery…Option would be Plasma Platelet injection that could sideline Morejon for 4-weeks.

Padres..Announce they will increase capacity to 33% for Friday home game with Dodgers..about (14,800) likely…Will also open ‘Vaccinated Section’…Fans must present a valid Vaccination Card to purchase tickets.

Padres..SS-Fernando Tatis goes thru full BP and fielding drills with no setbacks..on track to be activated off DL by Friday for opening game of Dodgers series.

Padres..C-Austin Nola remains in Arizona-trying to control swelling in middle finger after he plays games

Padres..Possible recall of Dinelson Lamet to pitch next Monday against Milwaukee.

Padres..P-Joe Musgrove  says he felt uncomfortable for 2-days after 112-pitch no hitter…says has regained his strength and ready to make regular start in rotation rather than push back an additional day.

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Dodgers-Rockies..LA led (3-0) at Press Time in 4th inning…Mookie Betts-Corey Seager-Chris Taylor solo HRs..Tuesday game..LA (8-2)

LA-Colorado…Wednesday matchup..Dustin May-vs-Jon Gray

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Angels-L-Royals (3-2)…Carlos Santana 2RBIs…Shohei Ohtani solo HR in loss…..Angels (7-4) on season

Halos-Kansas City..Wednesday pitchers..Griff Canning-vs-Brad Keller.

Angels..DL-C-Max Stassi-sprained thumb
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(Scoreboard)

Red Sox-W-Twins..Hunter Renfroe-Raf Devers HRs

A’s-W-Arizona..Jed Lowrie 3RHR..Steven Piscotty HR

Orioles-L-Mariners..1st game..Kyle Seager RBI double..Ty France HR
Orioles-W-Mariners..2nd game..Ced Mullens RBI double

Mets-W-Phillies..1st game..Dominic Smith 2RHR
Mets-W-Phillies..2nd game..Brandon Nimmo 2R-single

Yankees-L-Blue Jays..Marcus Semien HR..Rowdy Tellez HR

Rays-L-Rangers..Nick Solak 3R-double

Marlins-W-Braves..Adam Duvall HR-2RHR-2R double..(4-5) 7RBIs

Cubs-Brewers..Chicago led (3-2) at Press Time..Will Contreras 2R-HR…Luis Urias 2RHR for Milw

Nationals-L-Cardinals..Paul Goldschmidt-Nolan Arenado-Matt Carpenter HRs for St Louis 14-run outburst

Indians-White Sox…Ahmed Rosario RBI double..Tribe led (2-0) at Press Time

Tigers-Houston..Detroit led (7-1) at Press Time..Tigers hit 4-home runs

Reds-Giants..Reds led (5-4) in 7th..Joey Votto 2RHR..Matt Moustakas 2RHR
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(MLB)

Indians..1B-Yu Chang says he was racially slurred on twitter by fans after he made error in game..Attacked his Taiwan heritage..Comments about Coronavirus.

Joe West..Judge awards Umpire (500,000) in Defamation lawsuit against former catcher Paul LoDuca-claimed West changed strike zone in Mets-Phillies games to favor relief pitcher Billy Wagner.

Guadalajara..Mexican Summer League teams signs former FAs..P-Justin Grimm-Cubs..2B-Jorge Bonifacio-ex Cubs..2B-Luis Sardinas-ex Orioles-Padres..C-Devin Marrero-ex Red Sox.
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(Injuries)

Seattle..P-James Paxton-elbow surgery
Arizona..DL-1B-Christian Walker-oblique issue
Yankees..SS-Gleyber Torres-finger injury
Cubs..DL-Matt Duffy-Covid test..4th player sidelined
Texas..DL-1B-Ronald Guzman-knee meniscus
Texas..Move P-Matt Bush-60 day DL
Toronto..OF-George Springer out till end April-quad

Arizona..Activate P-Zach Gallen from DL-had fractured forearm

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…….(Basketball)……..

Aztecs…Land transfer G-Matt Bradley-California (14PPG)
Aztecs..G-Trey Pulliam will return for extra year (7P-3R-3A)
Aztecs..F-Josh Tomiac will return for 2nd graduate year (4P-3R)

USC..G-Boogie Ellis transfers in from Memphis State

Virginia..G-Trey Murphy-files for NBA draft
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(NBA)

Lakers-W-Charlotte (101-93)..Lakers hit 16-3’s..Kyle Kuzma (24P)…Lakers (34-21)…Won 6-of-14

Clippers-W-Indiana (126-115)….Paul George (36P)..Kawhi Leonard (22P)…Clips hit 13-3’s…..LA (38-18)

Denver..Lose G-Jamal Murray-torn ACL (21PPG)
Golden State..2nd opinion C-James Wiseman-torn meniscus

Milwaukee..Workout FA-G-Joe Johnson (39Y)
New Orleans..Release G-Isaiah Thomas (7PPG)
Portland..Sign FA-F-TJ Leaf-ex Indiana Pacers

NBA..Brooklyn-Minnesota-Cancelled game played in closed arena
Seattle..Legendary Supersonics star Slick Watts suffers severe stroke

Dallas..Owner Mark Cuban criticizes NBA ‘Play In’ plan..have 7th-thru-10th teams in conference take part in 3-game play-in plan determine last two playoff slots.
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……..(Football)……….

Chargers..Interested in FA-DT-Gerald McCoy-ex Tampa Bay-Dallas..currently in San Diego-rehabbing quad injury.

Chargers..Meet with South Carolina CB-Jaycee Horn-considering him for first round pick in draft rather than taking OT or trying to trade up.

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(Roster Moves)

Arizona..Sign FA-RB-James Conner-ex Steelers
Steelers..Sign FA-Abdullah Anderson-ex Vikings
Washington..Sign FA-OG-Beau Benzschawel-ex Houston
Carolina..Sign FA-DT-PJ Johnson-ex Arizona
Carolina..Sign FA-DE-Frank Herron-ex Lions
Tampa Bay..Re-sign CB-Ross Cockrell
Ravens..Workout FA-LB-Ryan Kerrigan-ex Washington
Ravens..Workout FA-LB-Melvin Ingram-ex Chargers

Houston..Release WR-Steve Mitchell
Patriots..Release DT-Michael Barnett
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(NFL Notes)

NFL..Mandates all Team Execs, GMs, Coaches, front office and staff members get Vaccine or will not be allowed into facilities.

NFL Union..Issues Memo telling players not to attend ‘In Person OTA workouts’ during pandemic

Denver-Seattle..First two teams to announce they will not take part in OTA in person meetings.

Houston..Lawyer Tony Buzzbee will ‘consolidate’ all 22-lawsuits filed against QB-Deshaun Watson to make it a ‘class action damages’ suit

Philadelphia…’The Athletic’ reports owner Jeffrey Lurie began interfering with Coach Doug Pederson second year on job even as team went to Super Bowl..2nd guessing everything done on field

Buffalo..Bills announce full stadium in September but all fans must be ‘vaccinated’

Kansas City…Lawyers say Chiefs LB-coach Britt Reed had 7-different Traffic-Alcohol-Substance incidents in 3-different DUI arrests before bad crash in January at Arrowhead Stadium.

Marv Levy…Named to CFL-Hall of Fame…won 2-Grey Cups with Montreal Alouettes…went on to become head coach Kansas City and then led Bills to 4-Super Bowls.

Patriots..Coach Bill Belichick calls WR-Julian Edelman..’Ultimate competitor..Ultimate throw back player…Did everything…Wanted to do everything’…Edelman retired Monday after 12Y career.

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(College Football)

Aztecs..Coach Brady Hoke sounds off on NCAA-Transfer Portal
..It is chaos
..Changed recruiting model..Have 25 to sign..may sign only 19
..Hurts high school recruits opportunities
..Different world now-have to stay on top of it
..You must know what your needs are immediately-act on it
..Who knows what is next-the Image-Likeness issue is next crisis
..Criticized Mountain West Conference over bowl choices
..We deserved to go not Hawaii
..We should have been in bowl game
..Poor decision-bad timing by MWC
..Felt my kids invested alot..Had 4500-tests-only 2-positive
..Believed in what kids did as a team to follow rules..deserved berth
..We have no more scholarships to give right now
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………(Hockey)……….

Ducks-at-San Jose..Wednesday night..Anaheim (13-23-7)
Kings-Las Vegas..Wednesday night..LA (16-19-6)

Gulls-Ontario…Game tied (2-2) in 2nd period at Press Time…Rookie Trevor Zegras scores 6th goal…Tuesday night game…Gulls (17-11) heading into game.

Ducks..Captain Ryan Getzlaf said he would waive no trade clause in contract to allow trade to Las Vegas..deal did not happen..Ducks unwilling to pay part of his (8.2M) contract.

Ducks..Ex Gulls G-Anthony Stolarz-45 saves in Monday game

Kings..Will have in access of 20M-salary cap space in off season.

Vancouver..Only 10-players cleared to practice on Tuesday after outbreak of Covid tests…Canucks scheduled to play on Friday..had been off ice for 13-days.

Buffalo..C-Jack Eichel-not likely to return this season..slow progress neck injury

Penguins..F-Brandon Tanov-out rest of regular season..upper body injury.

Canadian Hockey League…Cancels Memorial Cup tourney for 2nd straight year because of continued Covid problems in Quebec-Ontario and Western Hockey Leagues.

Tampa Bay..Sign F-Cole Koepka-ex Minnesota Duluth
Flyers..Sign F-Jackson Cates-U-Mass
Ottawa..Sign F-Mats Sogaard-6’7-D..played in Denmark

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……..(General)………

Masters…TV Ratings lowest in 27-years..drew only (9.5M-viewers) despite thrilling finish with Hideki Mastuyama

Japan..Prime Minister Suga…former stars Jumbo Ozaki-Isao Aoki salute Mastuyama on his arrival from USA.
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