It took 24 picks for a wide receiver to finally come off the board in this year’s NFL Draft, but the floodgates opened in Round 2.
With just two wide receivers selected in the first round, six went Friday in Round 2. The Broncos got the run started by selecting SMU star Courtland Sutton, a 6-4 lengthy weapon to help Denver stretch the field.
The 49ers then traded up to select Dante Pettis from Washington, and the Cardinals added Christian Kirk. Arizona took the Texas A&M star after selecting quarterback Josh Rosen in the first round.
Making a big splash, the Bears moved back into the second round to take Memphis wide receiver Anthony Miller, who is known as a great route runner.
Neal, who had a goal overturned in the second period, extended the lead to 7-0 when he took Perron’s pass and wrapped it around past Dell on the power play at 8:09.
Vegas’ four goals in the first period marked the fifth tim1e this season it netted four in one period. … It was the third time this season the Sharks allowed four goals in a period. … No. 1 UFC featherweight contender Brian Ortega, who fill fight champion Max Holloway for the title on July 7, was in attendance.
Hendricks’ defense also turned in a couple of nice plays. Albert Almora Jr. chased down Lorenzo Cain’s deep drive to center in the sixth, and second baseman Javier Baez robbed Braun of a hit with a leaping catch for the first out of the seventh.
Baez and Almora each extended their hit streaks to a career-best nine games. Baez is batting .429 (18 for 42) during his surge, and Almora is hitting .385 (15 for 39) during his streak.
Brewers: Thames was examined by team physician Dr. William Raasch and plans to see another doctor in Phoenix on Friday. The slugger likely will have an operation. “The injury, it’s a surgery, I think you’re looking at a minimum of six weeks and then you’ve got to see how the individual feels,” manager Craig Counsell said.
Cubs: INF/OF Ben Zobrist (back tightness) ran the bases before the game. He could come off the disabled list when he is eligible to return on Saturday.
Yu Darvish (0-2, 6.86 ERA) starts for Chicago on Friday afternoon. The Japanese right-hander is off to a slow start in his first season with the Cubs, and Maddon said he had a conversation with the pitcher while the team was in Cleveland this week.