Renfroe also hit an RBI double in the third.
The Padres agreed to terms with LHP Ryan Weathers, their first-round selection, seventh overall, in June’s amateur draft. He is the son of former big league pitcher David Weathers.
Over the course of this road trip everyone has been fine-tuning their approaches, Russell said. Today you see a clear example of it being executed. It’s nice to see the ball fly.
The trade continues a busy stretch in Botterill’s rebuilding plans.
I don’t know if ‘pressure’ is the right word. I mean, it’s fun, Gray said. I expect to come out and perform and make it fun, and the way I’ve thrown the ball, I don’t think it’s been fun. We’re the best team in baseball four out of five days, and then I come out and do that. It just sucks.
Boone gave Gray a vote of confidence in saying he has no plans to stop pitching him in the Bronx.
And it’s been that. It’s been a lot of love here.
He’s talked about recruiting players to the Thunder.
And if a new contract is in place, expect the Wolves and Towns’ agent (Leon Rose) to negotiate a percentage increase if the big man lands All-NBA or DPOY honors during the 2018-19 season. For example, Towns could earn 30 percent of the salary cap in 2019-20 if he is voted All-NBA first team. Reaching the criteria would net Towns an additional $31 million and see his cap hit in the first year of the new deal increase from $27 million to $32.4 million.
Breakout Celtics guard Terry Rozier is rookie-extension eligible until Oct. 16, but Boston could take a conservative approach before paying two point guards a combined $40 million (at least). With Jaylen Brown extension eligible next summer and Jayson Tatum up the following year, Boston will project to be a luxury-tax team even if restricted free agent Marcus Smart walks.