Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday

Posted by on August 25th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 


Padres-L-Dodgers….LA led (5-0) in 8th inning at Press Time…Will Smith solo HR for LA…AJ Pollock 2R-single….Pollock robbed Manny Machado of HR by going over the wall in left field to make a catch….Machado gave Padres a scare when he appeared to jam his left shoulder diving for a ground ball-left game but came right back in……Padres got 5-strong innings from relievers in bullpen day…Padres struck out 8-of-first 15-Dodgers batters in game…Tuesday game…Padres lost 10-of-12….Dodgers won 14-of-16…If they lose….San Diego falls to a season worst 14-games behind lst place Giants..

San Diego-Los Angeles..Wednesday pitchers…Walker Beuhler (13-2)-vs-Blake Snell (6-5).

Padres..Ben Fritz takes over as pitching coach…Was Pitching Development Coach prior…working in lower minors..then took over as Rehab Coach in Peoria….Inherits pitching staff that has had 14-pitchers on DL this year.

Padres..Manager Jayce Tingler continued to defend decision to fire Larry Rothschild….”Try to change something final 40-games of season….We lacked improvement in the rotation…We lacked consistently….Don’t expect to make any other coaching staff changes in season”

Padres..P-Dinelson Lamet to pitch an inning at Lake Elsinore to test hip issue…P-Yu Darvish and Chris Paddock throw bullpens…Darvish could be activated late in week…Paddack during next road trip..

Padres…have made 6-bullpen starts in 24-days in August.

Dodgers..P-Clayton Kershaw throws strong 20-pitch bullpen session at Petco Park on Tuesday afternoon.

Angels-W-Orioles (14-8)….Halos scored 13-runs in 3-inning span early in the game…Jo Adell 2R-triple…….Halos (63-64)….Orioles lost 19-in a row…(38-86) on season.

Halos-Baltimore…Wednesday pitchers-Shohei Ohtani starts (8-1) 2.79-ERA


Giants-W-Mets.SF hits 4HRs in 4-innings..SF (81-44).
Reds-L-Milwaukee…Brewers score 4R late in game..
A’s-L-Mariners..Jared Kelenic RBI single..RBI double
Arizona-L-Pirates..Mike Chavis HR..D-Backs (42-85)
Tampa Bay-W-Phillies..Nelson Cruz 2R-double…Rays (78-48)
White Sox-W-Toronto..Jose Abreu 3RHR..Sox (73-54)
Red Sox-W-Twins…Hunter Renfroe 2RHR-3RHR
Indians-L-Rangers..Nate Lowe 3RHR
Nationals-W-Marlins.Ryan Zimmerman 2RHR.
Yankees-W-Braves..DJ LeMahieu 2RHR..NY (74-52)
Cardinals-L-Tigers..Miguel Cabrera HR
Rockies-Cubs….Rained out
Astros-W-Royals.Carlos Correa RBI double.
(MLB Notes)

Arizona..P-Caleb Smith suspended 10-days-doctoring baseballs
Texas..GM-Chris Young says team will be active in free agency
Phillies..Front office shakeup..Remove Scott Prefrock-Bryan Minitti as Assistant GMs…Remove Josh Bonifay-Player Development…Last 4-Phillies first round picks have not developed into major leaguers.

Twins..DL-P-Kenta Maeda-strained elbow ligament
Toronto..SS-Cavan Biggio-reinjures elbow on rehab assignment
White Sox..Surgery-P-Jon Stiver-shoulder lat
Tampa Bay..Activate DH-Nelson Cruz-from Covid list
Royals..Activate P-Kyle Zimmer from DL
(Roster Moves)
Arizona..Release P-Ryan Buchter
Tigers..DFA-P-Drew Hutchinson

Chargers…Release OT-Kyle Spalding-ex Aztecs..WR-Austin Proehl..DT-Chris Okoye.

Chargers..Activate S-Nasir Adderly from Covid list.

Chargers..OT-Rashawn Slater..Bryan Bulaga return to practice after missing 2-weeks with ailments….WR-Jaylen Guyton helped off field with possible thigh-hamstring issue…9-players still out of practice.

Chargers…coach Brandon Staley:
..1st teasers took most of reps…2nd-3rd teams rested after playing game
..Kyzer White has had fantastic camp at LB
..Drue Tranquille has had very good camp at LB
..DT-Chris Covington has played his way into a role with us
..We measured ourselves in the Thursday-Friday practices with 49ers
..I like the way our team is trending
..We have 3-weeks left in camp to put everything in place
..Scrimmages with 49ers-invaluable..they challenge your players
..We have learned a lot about cover-vaccinated-unvaccinated
..Kyler Fackrell-LB giving us great speed
..Josh Palmer-WR..Our vision of him expressing itself

Atlanta..Workout FA-QB-Blake Bortels-ex Jaguars-Broncos
Atlanta..Sign FA-QB-Josh Rosen-ex 49ers-Arizona-Miami
Seattle..Sign FA-TE-Luke Willson

Houston-Seattle…Trade-Texans deal S-John Reid to Seahawks

Bills..Workout FA-FB-Nick Bawden-ex Aztec..RB-Bo Scarborough-Cam Scarlett
Raiders..Workout FA-S-Marc Barron-ex Rams

Ravens..Release OT-Andre Smith
Bills..Release S-Tariq Thompson-ex Azte.
Carolina..Release DT-Caraun Reid..DT-Walt Patmore
Lions..Release QB-Jordan Ta’amu..C-Evan Bohm
Colts..Release K-Eddie Pineiro
Jets..Release CB-Corey Ballentine
Raiders..Release OG-Parker Ehrlinger..CB-Rasul Douglas

Jaguars..Surgery-RB-Travis Etienne-will miss the season.
Tampa..K-Ryan Succop-placed on Covid list
49ers..DT-Maurice Hurst-ankle..LB-Mychal Kendricks-toe
Rams..RB-Darrell Henderson-hamstring
Giants..CB-Quincy Wilson-shoulder
Saints..E-Adam Trautman-leg injury..TE-Nick Vannett-knee
Broncos..IR-C-Brett Jones-knee
Dallas..S-Damontee Kazee-placed on Covid list
Bills..DT-Harrison Phillips-out knee issue
(NFL Notes)

NFL..Issues Memo closing lockerooms to all media for entire season…Only non football people in lockeroom after games will be club-hired media website people…Media accuses NFL of trying to ‘control the narrative’ by blocking all media access to players…aside from staged press conferences.

Rams…Former assistant coach Danton Barto-passes away (50Y) Covid-did not have vaccine.

Giants..Legendary coach Tom Coughlin confirms his wife is seriously ill with Brain Palsy disorder.

Carolina..Sign WR-Robby Anderson (2Y-29M)

CFL-Edmonton Eskimos…11-unvaccinated players have now tested positive with Covid since Saturday

HBO…Hard Knocks-TV ratings drop 59% from a year ago.
…(College Football)…

Pac 12-Big 10-ACC…Announce scheduling Alliance in football and basketball…Each conference will schedule non-conference games against teams from the Alliance conferences as means to boost value of Conference TV contracts..Total of 41-teams will take part in scheduling.

Mountain West Conference…Pac 12-deal means MWC schools will take a big hit in trying to schedule non-conference games since Pac 12-teams will use non-conference dates to schedule Alliance opponents.

Dallas…Mavericks hire Jared Dudley as assistant on Jason Kidd start…retires from Lakers.

Orlando..Surgery Michael Carter-Williams-bone chips ankle.

Detroit…F-Val Filippula signs to play with Geneva-Switzerland..scored (197G) in NHL career.

San Jose..Sign FA-D-Jasper Weatherby-start at North Dakota

Windsor Spitfire-OHL…Hire longtime NHL player Marc Savard as coach of junior team.



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