Friday July 31st, 2015

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…Program Note…
Hacksaw-on-TV….XETV-San Diego 6
Saturday-Sunday nights @ 10:40pm


  • Padres-W-Mets (8-7)…Emotional 8th-9th inning comeback….C-Derek Norris hits grand slam home run…Justin Upton 3R-HR in driving rain in 9th inning……Mets blow (4-0) (7-1) leads Slump-ridden Derek Norris (5-5) 4-singles and Grand Slam HR……Teams sat thru nearly 3-hours rain delay..Mets bullpen gave up 6-runs…Andrew Cashner bombed (5inn-7R) allowed…Padres have won 10-of-14-but gaining little ground on teams infront of them for wildcard spot
  • Padres…Facing 1pm-Trade Deadline-still trying to move as many as 8-different players off roster….Just before 1am report out of Chicago-White Sox had approached Padres about rental trade for OF-Justin Upton….P-Ian Kennedy name still linked to Angels-and-now-Yankees early morning hours on Friday.
  • Padres-Miami…Open weekend series…Ian Kennedy-vs-David Phelps.
  • Padres…P-Brandon Morrow leaves rehab assignment more shoulder problems-returns to San Diego for exam…MRI-maybe scope surgery.
  • Dodgers…Idle Yesterday
  • Dodgers-Angels….Open Freeway series tonite…Clayton Kershaw-vs-Hector Santiago…Kershaw throw 29-straight shutuout innings….Santiago (7-4) 2.43-ERA
  • Dodgers…DFA-P-Brandon Beachy..OF-Mike Morse as part of roster shakeup after trades…Eating 8M-owed Morse for 2016.
  • Angels-L-Astros (3-0)…Jason Castro 3R-HR-for Houston…Astros sweep Angels 3-straight in Minute Maid Park.


  • Yankees-L-Texas…Josh Hamilton 3R-HR..RBI-single..Mark Teixeira 2HRs in loss
  • Cardinals-W-Rockies..Matt Carpenter solo HR-3R-HR.
  • Pirates-L-Reds…Cincinnati erupts 15R…Brandon Phillips 2-3R-HRs…7RBI for Reds.
  • Braves-L-Phillies..Dominic Brown HR.
  • Cubs-W-Brewers..Anthony Rizzo 3R-HR…
  • Washington-W-Miami…Max Scherzer 3-hit shutout-Jon Papelbon-save.
  • Orioles-L-Tigers..Detroit blow 9-2 lead holds onto to win 9-8…
  • Royals-L-Blue Jays…Dioner Navarro-Russel Martin-Josh Donaldson HRs for Toronto
  • White Sox-L-Red Sox…David Ortiz 2-run scoring singles…
  • Mariners-L-Twins…Eddy Rosario 3R-HR.
  • Indians-W-Athletics..Carlos Santana 2R-HR


  • Dodgers-Braves…Complete 8-Player Trade…LA acquires P-Alex Wood..P-Jim Johnson…P-Luis
  • Alvilan…2B-Jose Peraza…P-Bronson Arroyo and cash….Braves land #34-Sandwich Pick..2B-
  • Hector Olivera…P-Paco Rodriguez…P-Zach Bird.
  • Dodgers-Marlins..LA picks up P-Mat Latos..OF-Mike Morse…Cash….Miami gets P-Vic Araujo..P-
  • Jeff Brigham..P-Kevin Guzman.
  • Dodgers-Texas…LA reopens trade talks with Rangers about P-Yovani Gallardo
  • Detroit-Toronto…Blue Jays land P-David Price…Tigers acquire P-Daniel Norris..P-Matt Boyd…P-Jairo Labout
  • Giants-Reds….San Francisco acquires P-Mike Leake from Cincinnati for minor leaguers-just after midnite.
  • Indians-Cardinals…St Louis lands OF-Brandon Moss for P-Rob Kaminsky
  • Yankees-Seattle…Mariners ship former high draft pick OF-Dustin Ackley to NY for minor leaguers
  • Milwuakee-Houston…Brewers deal OF-Carlos Gomez and P-Mike Fiers to Astros for four minor leaguers.
  • Pirates-Tigers…Detroit ships reliever Joakim Soria to Pittsburgh for minor leaguer
  • Pirates-Royals…KC sends P-Joe Blanton to Bucs for cash.
  • Orioles-Brewers…Baltimore attempting to acquire OF-Gerrardo Parra
  • Mets-Reds..Reopen talks about deal for Cincinnati OF-Jay Bruce
  • Boston..DFA-OF-Daniel Nava
  • Pirates..DFA-OF-Vance Worley
  • Cardinals..DL-OF-Matt Holliday-reinjures quad again
  • Yankees..DL-P-Michael Pineda-injures forearm
  • Astros..Activate 3B-Jed Lowrie-been out since April torn thumb ligaments.
  • Washington..P-Stephen Strasburg-rehab game-Syracuse (4inn-3R)


  • Chargers…1st full workout camp-blazing sun-temperatures in 90s…Very intense first day-workout just over 2-hours.
  • Philip Rivers-Confirmed-“Yes-I thought about retiring after getting pounded 3-seasons in row..Could my body hold up…it was emotions that overtook me”….”Have plenty good years left”….”Was as down a moment in off season as I have ever had”…”If I get contract extension now before start of season-will be super excited…if I don’t..will still be super excited to play with these guys”
  • Antonio Gates -“Shocked at 4G-suspension-increased Testerone count-1 test-took normal off season supplements to help cleanse-liver-kidneys-tested clearn in follow up tests…Gave league all information about what he has used for years-refused reduce suspension-Don’t know how it got in my system”….”To the NFL-everything is black and white”…..”:Will ve very hard to leave this building after preseason games and have no contact with team for four weeks-gives me 8-weeks to prepare to play”…”Been random tested for 6-years in a row”…..”I’m from Detroit-dealing with adversity is my forte”…..”Cannot believe I am tested weekly now..I’ve passed a 100,000-tests.”
  • Orlando Franklin-“Playing with Rivers is like playing with #18 (Manning)-true leader every minute around him”
  • Stevie Johnson-:”I will play inside slot-outside wide-I can do alot with versatility to help Keenan
  • Allen-Malcom Floyd”..Caught everything they threw at him.
  • Mike McCoy..”Things happen in 4-preseason games-Need to get #2’s ready to play-because they will be needed”….”Getting Danny Woodhead back with Melvin Gordon plus other backs-gives us great balance”…”See Jahleel Addae work so hard in off season with Eric Weddle-his chance”

Chargers Notes

  • TE-Antonio Gates goes thru full practice-though he will be barred from facility team once preseason is over.
  • WR-Stevie Johnson-Donnie Inman impressive catching all passes.
  • KR-Jacoby Jones works in 3-WR set and on reverses.
  • RB-Melvin Gordon dropped swing pass-had problems at Wisconsin-came back caught 3-in row after that.
  • OT-DJ Fluker appears to have lost close to 20lbs in off season
  • OT-Joe Barksdale rotated with Fluker at starting RT position.
  • LB-Kyle Emanuel impressive in drop coverages against tight ends
  • CB-Brandon Flowers worked and talked constantly with young CB-Jason Verrett.
  • DT-Ryan Carrethers only injury issue-cramps end of hot practice .
  • Patriots..Bill Belichick-feud with Media-put players in jerseys with no numbers-nor-names in lst workout
  • Giants..Coach Tom Coughlin upset DE-Jason Pierre Paul won’t communicate with team.
  • Miami..Coach Joe Philbin-Not here to coach an average team.
  • Eagles..Players amazed at improvement QB-Tim Tebow-predict he will make team and contribute
  • Browns..Johnny Manziel-bad start workouts..first series, Sack-Sack-near pick-pass batted down at line…WR-Terrelle Pryor-impressive
  • Vikings..QB-Teddy Bridgewater reports to camp (215)-finished (195) last year…took 111-hits
  • Ravens..CB-Lardarius Webb fails to finish conditioning test.
  • Patriots..RB-LeGarrett Blount-quits in middle conditioning test.
  • Jets..RB-Stevan Ridley-DT-Kevin Vickerson-OT-Willie Colon all on PUP list.
  • Jaguars..DE-Chris Clemons fails to report to camp-personal problems.
  • Browns…IR-CB-Ifo Okumo-draft pick Oregon-not recovered from dislocated knee cap last January.
  • Cowboys..RB-Darren McFadden ailing with hamstrong….PUP-LB-Rolando McClain-not recovered knee surgery
  • Tampa Bay..DT-Gerald McCoy comes to camp 12lbs lighter
  • Redskins…Visit with FA-LB-Junior Galette-just released by Saints.
  • Bengals..Visit with FA-WR-Santonio Holmes-Jets..WR-Greg Little-Browns…WR-David Nelson-Bills
  • Giants..Visit with FA-WR-James Jones-ex Packers-Raiders
  • Cowboys..LB-Keith Rivers retires
  • Chiefs..Release RB-Cyrus Gray
  • Oakland..Alameda County informs City of Oakland-will not take part in financing plan for new Coliseum for Raiders.
  • NFL Union..Asks for expedited hearing on Tom Brady request for injunction to continue playing while lawsuit over 4G-suspension winds thru courts.
  • Jets…DT-Sheldon Richardson involved in high speed chase St. Louis….Marijuana in vehcile…Loaded semi-automatic weapon in Bentley….Richardson just suspened 4G-for PED violation…Charged with resisting arrest.


  • NBA..Commissioner Adam Stern negotiating to play games in Africa in preseason.
  • Sacramento Kings…Hire legendary womens player Nancy Liebermann as assistant coach-George Karl staff
  • San Antonio….Spurs coach Greg Popovich-says Becky Hammon deserves consideration for head coaching job now.
  • Houston..Sign FA-C-Chuck Hayes-Raptors
  • Minnesota..Sign FA-G-Andre Miller-spent last year Sacramento.
  • NCAA..Investigating serious violations in Larry Brown-SMU basketball program.


  • Flyers..Give 8Y-contract extension to Jakub Voracek…6Y-extension to Sean Couturier.
  • Bruins..Open negotiations with FA-D-Marek Zidlicky-Red Wings
  • Kings..Sign D-Eric Cernak-6’4-D-Slovakia



  • NASCAR…Runs Pocono 400
  • Indy Car…Runs Mid-Ohio 200
  • Formula 1…Weekend off.

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