By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media
Morning, Lunatics …
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>> Jordy Mercer reached base five times along with a homer and four hits as the Pirates smoked the Padres early this morning at Petco Park. Rob Biertempfel reports from San Diego.
L.A. might have provided the spark, by Biertempfel.
A draft pick swap is nothing new, by Biertempfel.
Here’s Padres news from the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Here are official game highlights on MLB.com.
>> The Penguins still don’t have a GM. Rob Rossi is staying on this. Maybe today. Maybe Thursday. We’ll see. The one thing you can pretty much take to the bank is that it won’t be Wednesday. The NHL hates anything distracting from Game 1 of the final.
Columnist Joe Starkey delves into Pierre McGuire’s pluses and minuses.
A richly detailed breakdown of the Penguins’ roster status, by Josh Yohe.
Would the Penguins have had a prayer against the Kings?
Our panel tackled that on WPXI-TV’s Subway Final Word Sunday night:
Here are official game highlights on NHL.com.
>> Thank you, as always, for reading.