Hacksaw’s Headlines–Thursday

Posted by on August 18th, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 


Padres-L-Tampa Bay (2-0)…Rays sweep series..Brad Miller HR…Chris Archer 9K-in-7 innings..Will Myers wraps up series striking out 7-straight times..Christian Friedrich now just 1-win in last 11-starts…Padres lost 5-in row…8-of-10…now (50-70) on season.

Padres…Announce top prospects Hunter Renfroe-Manny Margot-Austin Hedges will not be called up September 1st when rosters expanded to 40…will stay in El Paso thru playoffs..deny they don’t want to start their arbitration clocks on young players.

Padres-Arizona..open up 4-game weekend series-battling to stay out of last place where Diamondbacks are now…Paul Clemens (2-2)-vs-Archie Bradley (4-8).

Padres..OF-Jabari Blash-hand injury..OF-Alex Dickerson-groin issue…P-Colin Rea will try Plasma Platelet Injection in elbow to heal tissue rather than immediate surgery.

Dodgers-W-Phillies (7-2)..Adrian Gonzalez 2R-3R-HRs..LA Game-and-half lead over fading Giants in NL-West..LA now (66-52)…
LA-Philadelphia..Thursday matchup-Ross Stripling (3-4)-vs-Jeremy Eichoff (8-12).

Angels-L-Mariners (4-3)..Seattle scores on 2-sacrifice flies and bunt..Angels have lost 12-of-13.
Halos-Seattle..Final game series..Matt Shoemaker (6-13)-vs-Hishashi Iwakuma (14-7).


Rockies-W-Washington..Stephen Strasburg bashed (1.1inn-9R-9H)
Pirates-W-Giants..Andrew McCutchen 2R-HR..SF now (9-21) since All Star game

Blue Jays-W-Yankiees..JA Happ wins 11th in row..(17-3) on year.
Red Sox-W-Orioles..Jackie Bradley 2R-HR-2R-double..Sandy Leon 2R-HR..Bosox won 6-in row.

Cubs-W-Brewers..Jorge Soler 3R-HR..Jon Lester now (13-4)..Cubs won 12-of-14
Cardinals-W-Astros..Redbirds win 4th straight.

Indians-L-White Sox..Adam Eaton Grand Slam HR in 9th
Tigers-L-Royals..Eric Hosmer 2R-HR

Braves-L-Twins..Kyle Gibson-complete game..Braves (18-41) home.
Marlins-L-Reds..Brandon Phillips 2R-double.
Mets-L-Arizona..Ricky Weeks 2R-3R-HRs.


Yankees..Put C-Brian McCann on waivers for trade-owed (34M)
Braves..DFA-2B-Mike Aviles..2B-Omar Infante.
Houston..Moves Cuban 3B-Yulieski Gurriel to AAA-Fresno..hit (.429) Class A…(.750) AAA.


Brewers..OF-Ryan Braun-strained knee-ankle-running into wall-Wrigley Field.
Cardinals..Surgery-P-Seth Maness-elbow
Mets..MRI-P-Zach Wheeler comes back clean-did not reinjure elbow.
Tampa Bay..OF-Nick Franklin-concussion-hit with bat on deck circle.
Tampa Bay..SS-Matt Duffy-ailing Achilles.
Cubs..DL-P-Joe Smith-arm fatigue
Washington..DL-P-Sammy Solis-shoulder


Arizona…Maricopa County considers offer to sell Chase Field to developer for 60M..let Developer handle 187M-renovates Diamondbacks say they must have.

Tigers..Consider benching Justin Upton-out of sync mentally.
Astros..Suspend P-Danny Vasquez-punched wife in stadium in Corpus Christie in domestic abuse incident.



Chargers-Arizona…Joint workout matching #1 offense-vs-#1 defense…Keenan Allen 2-TD catches against Patrick Peterson..WR-James Jones TD catch.

Chargers…LA firm tells City-Stadium Initiative would not generate money for City General Fund…LA-based Public Resource Advisory Group says City Fund would be 4th in line to receive any money from profits of Stadium-Convention Center Annex…says money would go to Debt Service of Bonds…then Stadium Operation..Tourism Fund before General Fund would receive money.

Chargers…It is 2nd Stadium study to show flaws in Chargers proposal…Hotel District Survey conducted last month by Chicago-based firm says Convention Annex not big enough…would have conflicts with NFL-College Football scheduling dates…created severe parking issues.

(Schedule)-Thursday Night Games

Eagles-Steelers…Sam Bradford takes over as Phila-starting QB
Bengals-Lions…Cincinnati WR group banged up.
Patriots-Bears..Chicago struggling with injuries everywhere
Falcons-Browns..RGIII makes 2nd start at QB
Raiders-Green Bay..Aaron Rodgers-vs-Derek Carr
Vikings-Seattle..Rebuilt Seahawks defense-vs-Ted Bridgewater.


Arizona..Coach Bruce Ariens released from hospital-medication for inflamed colon.
Rams..Tell OT-Greg Robinson must go from (336-321lbs)
Bills..Angry DT-Marcel Darius missed drug test-lead to 4G suspension.
Giants..K-Josh Brown-1G-NFL suspension-violation drug program.
Chiefs..NFL suspends OG-Zach Sterup-4G-drug violation

NFL…Columnists criticize vote put Commissioner Paul Tagliabue on Hall of Fame ballot….”Poster Boy for Concussion Ignorance”


Ravens..WR-Steve Smith-cleared practice-recovered Achilles injury.
Broncos..DE-Derek Wolfe-out ailing ankle
49ers..QB-Colin Kaeperneck misses 5th day workouts row-shoulder soreness.
Titans..Activate DE-Kevin Todd from PUP list.


Aztecs..Lose T-Joe Salcedo-MRI-knee injury.
USD..Opens camp loaded on offense with QB-Anthony Lawrence..3-RBs..2WR…top TE…and strong LB and DB group.



Lakers..Sign FA-Yi Jianlian-F-China..Averaged 20P-Olympics..formerly played with Washington-NJersey-Milwuakkee



Colorado..Want permission to talk to Kirk Muller-currently assistant in Montreal about replacing Coach Patrick Roy-quit last weekend.



Basketball…Team USA-W-Argentia (105-78)…US trailed by 10-early…US went on (40-8) scoring burst to blow game open..US now (6-0)……plays Spain on Friday in semifinals.

Swimming…Rio police detain swimmers Jack Conger-Gunnar Benz-removed them from plane headed to US for questioning about armed holdup on Sunday….Seize their passports….4th swimmer Jim Feigen was no show at airport and police want to question him…USOC officials-American consulate join discussions with swimmers and police…talks will continue on Thursday….Feigen contacted police on Wednesday night and will meet with them on Thursday…..No arrest charges filed…..Ryan Lochte left a day early and flew to US…says he will cooperate with Rio police…’nothing to hide’…spoke to NBC-says he was robbed by 2-armed men wearing police badges-believes taxi driver was also involved…Lochte says questioning by police was ‘casual’…did not ask him probing questionas…was never told to remain in the country….

Track..110-Hurdles-Women…US sweeps 1-2-3..Brianna Rollins..Nia Ali..Kristi Castlin sweep for US-first time ever in women’s track.

200M-Womens Finals…Upset…Elaine Thompson-Jamaica gets gold..Def Scheppers-Holland gets 2nd..Tori Bowie stumbled out of blocks-finishes third.

Men 200-Qualifying Heats..Usain Bolt-Andre deGrasse cross finish line laughing at each to win their heat..Bolt eases up..(19.78)..DeGrasse (19.80)……LeShawn Merritt-USA wins his heat (19.94)….Justin Gatlin fails to make finals-finishes 3rd in his heat..had ankle issue.

Track…..5000M qualifying heat..US-Paul Chelimo-wins heat.

Steeplechase..3000M…US-Evan Jager wins Silver Medal

Volleyball…Brazil beats US in quarterfinal men’s match.
Volleyball…US women Kerry Jennings-April Walsh rally to beat Brazil-earn bronze medal finishing 3rd.

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