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Good Morning San Diego - August 30, 2021

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Everything you need to know about MLB news and your San Diego Padres for Monday, August 30, 2021.

San Diego Padres v Colorado Rockies Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

Yesterday’s Game: Off Day

Today’s First Pitch: 6:40 p.m. PST vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

San Diego Padres News

Starting rotation getting healthier, pitching better is Padres’ latest reason for optimism (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Padres notes: Pham looks to ‘salvage’ time with Padres with whatever playing time is left (San Diego Union-Tribune)

MLB News

Power Rankings: Yanks surge, NL West rules (MLB.com)

Báez, Mets on fans’ boos: ‘It just feels bad’ (MLB.com)

Wander Franco joins Mantle in rare company (MLB.com)

Riley makes ‘legit’ MVP case in key series W (MLB.com)

These 5 series will impact postseason races (MLB.com)

A’s top Yanks on big HR from unlikely source (MLB.com)

On This Day in 1996...

Cardinals v Padres

Scott Sanders allows one hit and three walks with 10 strikeouts over eight innings and combines on a two-hit shutout with Mike Oquist as the Padres win 6–0 in Montreal. Sanders spent his first four MLB seasons in San Diego and returned in 1998 for a World Series run.