The Padres started a seven-game highway journey Monday in St. Louis with one key query answered – slugger Manny Machado returned regardless of an arm subject.
It didn’t assist although, because the crew misplaced 6-3 to the Cardinals, with the large blow, a two-run homer, coming from Paul Goldschmidt within the seventh inning.
Within the Padres’ half of the inning, although, with one out and one on, the umpire known as Machado out for interference on catcher Yadier Molina. Each the third baseman and his supervisor thought it was a foul tip off Machado’s bat.
The slugger had missed the final two video games at house towards the Pittsburgh Pirates – a walk-off 4-2 win Sunday and Saturday’s 4-2 loss – as a consequence of what the crew described as “tennis elbow.”
That was a blow because the crew’s star third baseman has been sizzling all 12 months, hitting .357 to guide the Nationwide League. He’s second within the NL with 60 hits.
Supervisor Bob Melvin defined that resting Machado was extra of a precaution, given the prolonged season.
The Padres received the collection Sunday due to MacKenzie Gore and Trent Grisham.
They staked the rookie starter to a 2-0 lead whereas Gore pitched seven innings of two-hit ball with 9 strikeouts. However Nabil Crismatt gave up two runs within the eighth and the sport would go to extras.
That’s when Grisham got here by way of. The centerfielder got here up with Jorge Alfaro positioned on second within the tenth and slammed the game-winning house run, a blast that bounced off the suitable discipline foul pole. Luis García obtained the win.
Blake Snell takes the mound Tuesday with Yu Darvish to comply with Wednesday.
The Padres end the journey in Milwaukee with a four-game set earlier than returning house to face the New York Mets June 6.
Up to date 8:35 p.m. Might 30, 2022