As the San Diego Padres’ slump continued for a long time in May, the local media also began to pay an unusual attention.스포츠토토
The Athletic published an article on the 20th (Korean time) titled, “General Manager AJ Preller Shows Confidence in Disappointing Padres Players Ahead of Another Loss.” In other words, the club believes in the players, so there is nothing to do.
Reporter Dennis Lin, who wrote the article, said, “For some major league clubs, Memorial Day (the last Monday in May) is a so-called borderline day to step back and evaluate the two-month race.” We can’t afford to wait any longer, but we also don’t have much room for silver bullets in less than June.”
It means that the atmosphere needs to be renewed immediately for a reversal, but that does not mean that it is not the time to take groundbreaking measures. We have to wait more than a month for the trade market to open, and it is not the time to discuss the future of manager Bob Melvin.
In this situation, there is nothing the club’s executive director can say other than “I believe in the players.”
In an interview with the media, General Manager Preller said, “You don’t have to be obsessed with every game and worry about the results of every game. “We’re doing everything we can to improve the team. It should be noted that not many people are willing to trade or anything like that right now. Rather, many of the players on our roster now are doing what they’ve done in the past.” We have to use our abilities,” he said.
General Manager Preller continued, “We’ve only played about 40 games now. We haven’t faltered at all. We’re confident that we’re a strong team that can play baseball through October. Obviously, we’ve played well in recent weeks. There is no. We are continuing to study how we will change. The more we play the game, the better we hope to be.”
It is said that they just have faith and wait for the players to improve their condition.
San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin jumped out with his trainer to check the situation after Manny Machado was hit in the wrist by opposing starter Keller’s ball in the bottom of the second inning against the Kansas City Royals on the 16th (Korean time). Because of this, Machado suffered a microfracture of his finger and was listed on the IL. AFP Yonhap News
However, San Diego lost to the Boston Red Sox 1-6 after General Manager Preller finished an interview with the media.
It was a game that couldn’t be won. Starter Blake Snell gave 5 runs only in the 3rd inning. He allowed two doubles and two walks before being crushed by a three-run home run by Rafael Devers. In the bottom of the third inning, trailing 0-6, Fernando Tatis Jr.’s solo home run made up only one point.
Lines were also a problem. Other than Tatis Jr., the only players who had hits were Kim Ha-seong, Nelson Cruz, and Jake Cronenworth.
To make matters worse for San Diego, Manny Machado was put on the 10-day disabled list that day with a microfracture in his left hand. Ha-seong Kim has been in a situation where he has to play as a third baseman for the time being. Power weakening over Tuta became inevitable. Fall speed can be even faster.
Reporter Lin said, ‘San Diego remains the most disappointing team in major leagues. The Mets, who were disappointing together, won the Cleveland Guardians in overtime that day and ran three straight wins to recover a 50% win rate.” After that, San Diego, which has the most payroll, knelt down to Boston and collapsed with 2 wins and 10 losses in the last 12 games.”
San Diego had an Opening Day payroll of $249 million this season, ranking third behind the New York Mets and New York Yankees. This is the result of massive investments over the past three years. However, San Diego is unable to find the momentum to turn the tide.
As of this day, San Diego is 20-25, 4th in the NL West, 8.5 games behind the leader, the Los Angeles Dodgers.