Jim Bowden has five trades that make sense for both sides, including ones involving such names as Ben Zobrist, Starlin Castro and Carlos Gomez.
The rookie got hit hard in his first start against the Padres. But this effort was a much different, and nearly perfect story.
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Noah Syndergaard retired his first 18 batters in the rookie's latest overpowering performance, and the New York Mets got two-run homers from Lucas Duda and Curtis Granderson to beat the San Diego
Noah Syndergaard shines in Mets' 4-0 win
The RHP took a perfect game bid into the 7th, and he struck out nine, walked none and gave up three hits through 8 innings of shutout ball vs. the Padres. Tyler Clippard tossed a scoreless 9th in his first game with the Mets. Box score
Syndergaard's perfect game bid ends in 7th
Will Venable and Yangervis Solarte hit back-to-back singles to open the 7th for the Padres' first hits of the game. However, Noah Syndergaard escaped the jam by getting Matt Kemp to pop out and Justin Upton to ground into a double play. The Mets still lead 2-0. Follow live
Syndergaard perfect through 5
The Mets rookie has struck out 6 Padres over 5 innings, throwing 71 pitches. Lucas Duda's 2-run HR has provided the game's only offense. Follow live
Duda's long blast gives Mets early lead
Lucas Duda's 2-run HR off James Shields in the 1st gave New York a 2-0 lead. Duda's shot was calculated at 462 feet, the longest ever by a Mets player at Citi Field. Follow live
Trying bolster their value
There have been a handful of trades already made in advance of Friday's deadline, and a number of pitchers pitching tonight may be next, and are looking to make one last impression on their potential suitors.
Myers has general soreness in wrist
Wil Myers is experiencing general soreness in his wrist after surgery. Myers will continue therapy and take no swings for five to six days before he is re-evaluated, according to MLB.com.
Cubs, Padres could help each other
ESPN Insider Jim Bowden would like to see a blockbuster trade involving San Diego Padres RHPs Tyson Ross and Craig Kimbrel and Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro. Deadline deals Bowden would like to see
Padres could wait to deal Shields
Rival evaluators tell Buster Olney the trade deadline doesn't really apply to James Shields because of his contract. Instead, San Diego could push him through waivers and trade him in August. Olney's blog (Insider)
Nats pursuing trade for Craig Kimbrel?
Washington has reportedly been the top suitor for the Padres' closer as the deadline approaches. The Nationals appear intent on adding a top arm to their bullpen. MLB rumors roundup
The trade deadline is nearing, and speculation is heating up about Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez, among other things. Find out what our writers are hearing today.
The Mets host the Padres for a three-game series starting Tuesday night.
Padres making push
The Padres tied for the biggest jump in this week's rankings after a 4-3 stretch in their last seven games. Their upcoming schedule means they could make more leaps. MLB Power Rankings
Padres, O's talk Justin Upton trade
The two teams have discussed a deal that would send the 3-time All-Star outfielder to Baltimore, sources told ESPN's Jayson Stark. It's possible, sources said, the deal could potentially include a pitcher -- either Tyson Ross or Andrew Cashner.
San Diego ready for makeover
Trading Justin Upton is still the Padres' priority, but this season has been such a disappointment that San Diego is willing to deal just about anybody. Updated deadline preview (Insider)
The trade deadline is nearing, and speculation is heating up that the Orioles are seeking a left fielder with power, among other things. Find out what our writers are hearing today.
Final: Padres 3, Marlins 2
Justin Upton hit his 16th HR while Craig Kimbrel clocked in his 29th save. The Marlins dropped 3 of 4 in the series and lost 7 of 10 on their road trip. Box score
Justin Upton homered and Odrisamer Despaigne pitched six solid innings as the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 on Sunday.
Slump buster for Upton?
Justin Upton had been batting just .170 this month, but he homered in his first at-bat today against the Marlins, giving the Padres a 1-0 lead. It's Upton's 16th HR of the season, but just his fourth since Memorial Day. Follow live
Ian Kennedy, being mentioned in various trade scenarios, pitched six strong innings and the San Diego Padres defeated the Miami Marlins 3-1 on Saturday night.
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