Hacksaw’s Headlines-Monday

Posted by on April 3rd, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

…..(Baseball)….

Padres-Dodgers…Opening Day in LA…Jhoulys Chacin-vs-Clayton Kershaw….Kershaw beaten San Diego 6X in row a in starts at Chavez Ravine…..Kershaw (126-60) in career….(49-14) last 3-years…(712K-540inn) over last 3-seasons.

Padres…Opening day payroll only 33M…38M-going to players no longer on the club….21-of-25 players earning MLB minimum salaries.

Padres…Roster containts 3-Rule 5–players…4-catchers…12-pitchers…Rule 5-players include SS-Allan Cordoba..C-Luis Torrens..P-Miguel Diaz…Corey Spangenberg optioned to AAA-El Paso in surprise move…OF-Jabari Blash remains at AAA despite 7HRs this spring…C-Hector Sanchez recalled….

Padres…DL-Carter Capps..Buddy Baumann..Christian Friedrich…Alex Dickerson.

Padres-Miami..San Diego claims P-Jake Esch on waivers from Marlins..gave up (4HR-13 Innings) last year.

Dodgers…Purchase contract ex Mariners OF-Franklin Gutierrez…DL-Scott Kazmir..Pablo Baez..Josh Ravin…Brock Stewart.

Dodgers..Option OF-Trace Thompson..:P-Julio Urias to AAA.

Angels-A’s…Opening game..Ricky Nolasco-vs-Kevin Gravemen.

Angels..DL-Huston Street..Andrew Heaney…Luis Valbuena…Nick Tropeano

Angels..Purchase contracts P-Bud Norris..Yusmerio Petit..Blake Parker to start the season.

(Scoreboard)

Yankees-L-Tampa Bay (7-3)..Evan Longorio 2R-HR-Sac Fly..Logan Morrison HR…Rays bomb Masahiro Tananka in opener (2.2inn-7R-8H) in loss.

Giants-L-Arizona (6-5)..Diamondbacks score 2R in 9th off closer Mark Melancon..Madison Bumgarner hit 2HRs for San Francisco…Giants relievers blew 32-saves last year.

Cubs-L-Cardinals (4-3)..Randal Grichuk 2R-line drive HR in 8th inning.

(Schedule)..Monday..Top Games

Mets-Atlanta..Noah Syndegaard against Julio Teheren.
Washington-Miami..Stephen Strasburg starts for Nats.
Red Sox-Pirates
Indians-Texas

(Injuries)

Seattle..DL-P-Drew Smyly-out 8W-elbow flexor tendon
Milwaukee..DL-P-Matt Garza-groin
Orioles..DL-P-Chris Tillman-out till May shoulder
Texas..DL-P-Andrew Cashner-more bicep issues-out till May
Mets..DL-P-Seth Lugo..shoulder fatigue from WBC
Texas…May DL-3B-Adrian Beltre today-calf injury.

(Roster Moves)

Dodgers..Meet with 41Y-P-Eric Gagne about signing AAA-contract.
Washington..Sign FA-P-Matt Albers
Toronto..Sign FA-2B-Chris Coghlan-ex Cubs
Seattle..Sign FA-2B-Gord Beckham-ex Giants
Texas..Sign FA-P-Dillon Gee-ex Mets
Marlins..Sign FA-P-Vance Worley-ex Orioles
Yankees..Sign FA-2B-Pete Kozmar-ex Cardinals
Milwaukee..Sign FA-P-Jarred Hughes-ex Pirates.

Toronto..DFA-OF-Melvin Upton..gets 16.8M buyout
Tampa Bay..DFA-SS-Nick Franklin
Rockies..Option OF-Chris Denorfia to AAA
White Sox..Option OF-Rymer Liriano-P-Gio Soto to AAA
Yankees..Option P-Chad Green to AAA
Texas..Option P-Keone Kela to AAA
Kansas City..Option SS-White Merriman to AAA
Twins..Option 1B-Ben Paulson..OF-JB Schuck to AAA
Yankees..Option 2B-Rob Refsnyder to AAA

Tigers..Release P-Travis Blackley
Milwaukee..Option P-Tyler Cravy to AAA-quits…’rather take 9-5 job-treated like human being…

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………..(Baseketball)…………

NCAA Tourney…Gonzaga (37-1)-vs-North Carolina..Zags defense dominant-won last 4-games by allowing 40-26-35-36% shooting by opponents…Defense giving up just 60P per game in tourney…Przemek Karnowski-Zach Collins dominant both ends of floor in tourney…Nigel Williams Goss continues to excel on offense….Tar Heels Justin Jackson-Joel Berry-Kennedy Meeks lead offense averaging (85P) per game.

Gonzaga-W-South Carolina..Karnowski-Collins combined for (27P-18R-7BS) in game….Collins had (14P-13R) in big win.

North Carolina-W-Oregon..Jackson-Meeks combine for (47P)…Oregon shot just 37% from floor…failed to rebound at end of game.

(NCAA Women)

South Carolina-W-Mississippi State..Candice Wiggins gets Gamecoacks first ever NCAA title.

Mississippi State-W-UConn….Lady Bulldogs snapped U-Conn 111-game winning streak…Morgan Williams buzzer beater basket in semi-finals victory.

(NIT)

TCU-W-Georgia Tech…Frogs get title at Madison Square Garden…TCU with (20-3) scoring spurt to start the game.

(Coaching)

New Mexico..Fire Craig Neal after (17-14) season-miss NCAA tourney-3rd year in a row…Lobos just (49-45) last 3-seasons….is owed 3-years on contract.

Georgetown..to interview longtime Knicks star….Patrick Ewing for Hoyas job…spent 13-years as NBA assistant also…lst superstar at Georgetown under John Thompson.

(NBA)

Lakers-W-Memphis (108-103)….DeAngelo Russell (28P)….Larry Nance-Julius Randle combined (25R)….Lakers now (22-55)

Clippers..Lose G-Austin Rivers for rest regular season-bad hamstring injury.

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…………..(Football)……….

Patriots…Visit with FA-RB-Adrian Peterson-Vikings-today

49ers..Sign FA-RB-Tim Hightower-ex Saints-Cardinals
Chiefs..Sign FA-TE-Gavis Escobar-ex Cowboys
Vikings..Sign FA-QB-Case Keenum-ex Rams

Miami..Release DE-Dion Jordan-suspended 3X-NFL drug issues-ex #1 pick.
Chicago..Release DT-Ego Ferguson

Bills..Fire Head trainer-strength coaches and team chaplain.

CBS-TV…Tony Gonzalez leaves network shows-did not want to travel.

Idaho State…Mike Kramer announces retirement after rebuilding Bengals program.

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…..(Hockey)……

Gulls…Win back to back road games in Tucson vs Roadrunners on weekend.

NHL-Pacific Division race…Ducks 99P..Oilers 97P…Sharks 95P.

Flyers..G-Michael Neuvirth-released from hospital after collapsing on ice-viral infection-not injury to back.

Las Vegas Knights..Owner Bill Foley-critical of city of Las Vegas for committing 750M tax money for NFL Stadium…said fire-police-Hospital-City services should have gotten the money.

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……….(General)………..

Martinsville 500-NASCAR….Brad Keselowski chases down Kyle Bush to win..Bush had bad pair of tires on final pit stop…fell off pace after leading for (274-laps)

Houston-Shell Open-PGA….Russ Henley reels off 10-birdies on final day..comes from 4-strokes back to beat Sung Kang-Ricky Fowler.

LPGA-Lady Nabisco..So Ryu wins sudden death playoff after leader Lexi Thompson penalized 4-strokes for illegally placing ball on Saturday during tourney…Viewer EMailed LPGA with violation…2-stroke penalty for illegal placement…additional 2-strokes for signing illegal scoreboard.

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