The Pirates won for the third time in nine games and the Padres lost for the 10th time in 12 games.
While Musgrove dominated, the Pirates piled on against rookie lefty Eric Lauer (3-5) and the Padres. The Pirates scored an unearned run in the first inning on two singles and Austin Hedges’ passed ball, and added four runs, including two unearned, in the third. Hedges and shortstop Freddy Galvis each had a throwing error. Gregory Polanco hit a two-run double and was thrown out to end the inning trying to stretch it into a triple. Josh Bell hit an RBI triple and Elias Diaz drove in a run on a fielder’s choice.
That looks untenable. I would expect the Wolves to explore the trade market for Wiggins soon, if they haven’t started already. To shed his salary, they might have to wait until next summer, when a team with unused cap room could be willing to take Wiggins into space — and send out something nice in return.
He wanted to wear the number, let him wear the number, Irving said to ESPN on Monday.
Irving wore the No. 2 with Cleveland from 2011-1He made four All-Star teams during his time with the Cavaliers and helped the team win an NBA title in 2015-1But Irving reportedly wanted a bigger offensive role and forced a trade to the Celtics in August.
The Cavaliers advanced to their fourth straight NBA Finals, where they were swept by the Warriors, and then selected Sexton with the eighth overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.
The story is probably going to be the number, but I’m more excited about who (Sexton) is as a player in the league, Irving said to ESPN. The number thing is like, just chalk that up to the game. It’s cool. It’s no hard feelings from my end. He just has to start at the chopping block just like everyone else did. So, I’m excited for him.
Irving was an All-Star during his first season with the Celtics, averaging 24.4 points and 5.1 assists over 60 games. But he injured his knee in March and missed the playoffs. The 26-year-old guard wears No. 11 in Boston.