Padres had lost four straight and seven of eight, falling to 20-24 and putting manager Bud Black's job in possible jeopardy. But Justin Upton's big day at the plate led the way to a positive day. That, plus Bernie Williams gets treated like a legend at Yankee Stadium in the Eye on MLB.
Jayson Werth, Denard Span, Anthony Rendon, Nate McLouth, Casey Janssen are on the shelf as opening day approaches. Closer Drew Storen gave the team a scare Monday by leaving in the middle of a game, but it was because of a blister on his right big toe.
Zack Wheeler of the Mets has a tender elbow and will miss his start Saturday; Anthony Rendon of the Nationals has an 'odd' but mild knee ligament sprain; Dontrelle Willis is retiring after aborting a comeback with the Brewers