Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday

Posted by on June 8th, 2022  •  0 Comments  • 


Angels…Fire Manager Joe Maddon in midst of team record 12-game losing streak….Phil Nevin will replace him as interim manager….Maddon was (130-149) in last 3-season…Managerial career wtih Tampa-Cubs-Angels (1356-1187)…Maddon spent 12-years as a bench coach, coach, minor league manager during the Mike Scosia era…Team hitting(.216)…Pitching (6.31-ERA) during streak….Team is (-43) run differential  during losing streak…beset by injuries…..Halos never was able to have Mike Trout-Shohei Ohtani and Anthony Rendon on the field with any consistency because of constant injury issues….Sources say ownership offended Maddon showed no urgency to try and stop losing streak…Manager was aloof to owner’s feelings…Madden told reporter ‘calamity’ of injuries wrecked the team and that front office had no pulse -did not read the tea leaves correctly of what was happening in the clubhouse.
Padres-W-Mets…SD led (7-0) at Press Time in lopsided game…Jurickson Profar solo HR…Jake Cronenworth 2R-single..Manny Machsdo 2R single….Yu Darvish survived slow start (3HB)..took no hitter into 6th inning then -dominated….Tuesday game…Friars (33-22)…Mets (38-19)…Mets slugger Pete Alonso hurt when hit by pitch

San Diego-New York..Wednesday matchup ..Sean Manaea-vs-Chris Bassitt

San Diego…Slumps…Manny Machado ((8-47)…Eric Hosmer (13-79)
Padres..Sign FA-2B-Ike Freeman-ex Cleveland minor leaguer
Padres..Activate P-Adrian Morejon to 40-man roster (15K-10innings)
Padres..P-Michel Baez (15K-14 innings)
Padres..P-Juan Castillo (13 innings-1R allowed)
Dodgers-L-White Sox. (4-0)…Chisox score 4R off relievers Phil Bickford-David Price..LA (35-20)…were coming off a (2-5) homestand.

LA-Chicago..Wednesday matchup..Tony Gonsolin-vs-Johnny Cueto

Dodgers..May go to 6-man rotation…Ace Walker Beuhler slumpings…last (36innin-43H-11W-20 Runs) allowed.

Dodgers..Relief ace Craig Kimbrel (6.73-ERA) since May 15th

Dodgers..P-Clayton Kershaw likely to throw bullpen session on Wednesday…could be activated to start in weekend series with Giants.
Angels-Red Sox….Angel led 5-4 at Press Time…Jo Adell RBI double for the lead…..Mike Trout 2RHR….Halos had lost -12 in a row…slipped to (27-29)

Halos-Bosox..Wednesday pitchers-Reid Detmers-vs-Nathan Evoldi

Texas-L-Cleveland..1st game..Owen Miller 2RBIs for Guardians
Texas-W-Cleveland..2nd game..Marcus Semien 2-solo HRs
Reds-W-Arizona..14 run outburst..Reds hit 4HRs..Joey Votto 3RHR
Marlins-W-Washington…Jazz Chisholm Grand Slam HR..solo HR..6RBIs.
Cubs-L-Orioles…Baltimore hits 5HRs.
Tigers-Pirates..Jon Schoop RBI double
Cardinals-L-Tampa Bay…Taylor Walls HR in 10th for Rays
A’s-L-Braves..Ronald Acuna 2-solo HRs.
Yankees-W-Twins..Anthony Rizzo 3RHR..Aaron Judge 2RHR..Gia Stanton HR.
Phillies-Brewers…Phi led 3-2 at Press Time…Alec Bohm HR.
Astros-W-Mariners..Kyle Tucker RBI single for Houston
Blue Jays-W-Royals..Matt Chapman 2R-double for Toronto
Rockies-Giants….Colo led 5-3 at Press Time..Charley Blackmon 3RHR for Colo…Wilmer Flores 2RHR for SF..
(Roster Moves)

Trevor Rosenthal…Longtime reliever will hold showcast workout in Miami
Arizona..Send P-Dallas Keuchel-Dan Straily to AAA-Reno on rehab workouts
Washington..Sign FA-P-Edgar Garcia-ex Twins
Tampa Bay..Option P-Ryan Yarbrough to AAA

Twins..IR-P-Bailey Ober-groin
Toronto..DH-Vlad Guerrero-IR-sprained elbow
(MLB Notes)

Tampa Bay…OF-Kevin Kiermaier confirms team meeting discussing 5-players who refused to wear ‘Rainbow Patch’ to honor Lesbian-Gay community in ‘Pride Week’…Told Reporters:
..Players have preferences
..Love everyone
..Go Be You
..Everyone is welcome here

MLB..suspended Houston P-Hector Neris 4-games for throwing at Mariners batters..Manager Dusty Baker 1-game suspension.

Washington..P-Stephen Strasburg to be activated and start on Thursday..been out all year with off season blood clot surgery.

USC..Fires Trojan baseball coach Jason Gill-3 years on job…went (8-22) finished last in Pac 12 Conference..Tenure marred by allegations of abusive treatment of players.

(NBA Playoffs)

Golden State-at-Boston…Game 3-of series…Tied (1-1)

NBA Playoffs…TV viewership (11.8M) ….lowest ratings in 15-years in NBA finals
Lakers…Coach Darvin Ham opening press conference:
..We will go to a spread offense
..I want in your face defense
..I want a special singular identity
..There will be accountability
..I deal with facts over feelings dealing with players
..It’s on the players

Lakers..Fire 3-assistant coaches..David Fizdale..John Lucas..Mike Penberthy
Lakers..Talk to Rasheed Wallace-Univ Memphis assistant about LA job

LA Sparks..Fire Derek Fisher as Coach-GM in wake of (5-7) start

Miami…Pat Riley denies report he may 77Y-will return as President-GM

Utah…Jazz will interview NBA assistants-Charles Lee-Milwaukee..John Bryant-Knicks..Will Hardy-Boston..and ex Blazers head coach Terry Stotts.

Brooklyn…Setting up meeting with G-Kyrie Irving-who can opt out of contract
Minnesota..Shopping G-DeAngelo Russell..has (31M) cap figure
Portland..Report interested in sign and trade deal for Brad Beal-Washington
Chicago-Utah..Trade talks..Rudy Gobert-for-C-Nikola Vucevic
Sacramento..Willing to trade offers on 4th pick in opening round draft


Washington State…7′-C-Mo Gueye withdraws from draft..will return to Cougars program…G-Justin Powell transfers in from Tennessee

New York Times …Reports its investigation showed Texans QB-Deshaun Watson scheduled massages with 66-different women over 17-month span and sought out sexual favor with most of them….Probe showed the NDA agreement Watson presented to women, trying to get them not to sue, was written by Texans Director of Security

Carolina…FA-QB-Cam Newton…Critical of his time with New England-Carolina..’.it was Fu** up…Should have never played…did not know playbook’…’there are not 32-better quarterbacks than me in league’

Washington…LB cosch Jack Del Rio questions why there is so much talk about the 1/6 Capitol insurrection but no talks about aummer rioting..looting..fires..

LA Rams..Owner Stan Kroenke announces plans for new training facility in Los Angeles-surrounded by 1B-business complex..shops…office building on 25-acre plot of land. on the Warner Center Complex.

Jaguars…Praise arrival of TE-Evan Engram and RB-Travis Etienne-will change the offense.

49ers..WR-Deebo Samuel..DE-Nick Bosa report for mandatory camp
Rams..Open contract talks WR-Cooper Kupp on extension
Seattle..WR-DK Metcalf fails to showup at mandatory workouts
Eagles..DT-Jordan Davis reports to camp (331lbs)…weighed (340) at combine
Patriots..confirm they are streamlining offense for new Off Coord-Matt Patricia
Giants..Workout FA-TE-Stephen Carlson-ex Browns
Giants..Workout FA-Keelan Doss-ex Raiders..WR-Isaih Ford-Miami
Arizona..Workout FA-CB-Robert Alford-ex Falcons

Colts..LB-Darius Leonard-surgery on back..may be out till August
Denver..WR-Jerry Jeudy-hamstring injury at minicamp
Jaguars..QB-CJ Beathard-MRI-groin issue
Rams..RB-Kyren Williams-surgery for broken foot-rookie from Notre Dame

(NHL Playoffs)

NY Rangers-L-Tampa Bay Lightning (4-1)..Andrei Vasilveskiy 34-saves for Tampa…Ondrej Palat 1 goal-2 assists….Series tied (2-2) heading back to New York…
(NHL Notes)

Edmonton Oilers…Connor McDavid .’Franchise took step forward-Means nothing-we lost’

Boston..Fires Assistant coach Kevin Dean a day after axing head coach Bruce Cassidy.

Montreal..Hires Marie Poulin…as head Player Development

Seattle…G-Chris Dreiedger will be out for torn knee ligament.

Maple Leafs..Sign FA-G-Luke Cavallin-Flint Flames-OHL
Boston..Sign FA-D-Kay Wissimann-played in Germany

Phil Mickelson…Doest 1st interview from London, England since exile
..Gambling habits were reckless-embarassing
..Have spent hundreds of hours in a better place now
..I have financial security in my life
..I plan to play in future Grand Slam events..have talked to all majors
..I am not giving up my PGA Tour card
..I have not talked to PGA Commissioner Jay Monahan

Dustin Johnson…Gives up his PGA membership card..will play all 8-Saudi League tourneys and Grand Slam events.

Tiger Woods…Pulls out of US Open…needs  to continue rehabbing foot and leg issues…Hopes to play in British Open

Saudi Super League..Reuters reporting LIV league offered Tiger Woods 100M…Phil Mickelson 200M…Dustin Johsnon 125M…and US Amateur James Piot 2M to sign and play in new league.

US Open…all players who signed to play in Saudi Super League-will be allowed to play next week at Brookline.

NASCAR…orders Ross Chastain-Denny Hamlin-Joey Lugano to disciplinary hearing for rough driving and wrecks.
Belmont Stakes…Only 8-horses to run in 3rd jewel of Triple Crown in New York.
Manchester United…Veteran star Paul Pogba says he is leaving-needs to enjoy soccer.

Wales..Head Coach says game against USA in World ‘winnable’ because of the arrival of Gareth Bale.

USA..Coach Greg Berhalter…’Entire world is rooting for Ukraine’
Tennis..Rafael Nadal considering surgery for damage to 2-nerves in his feet..could knock him out of Wimbledon.

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