The Padres misplaced the divisional lead this weekend, together with one other highway collection to the Colorado Rockies, however scarier nonetheless, additionally they noticed Manny Machado go crashing to the bottom in ache.
The slugger, who has had an MVP-caliber season, sprained his left ankle within the first inning of Sunday’s 8-3 loss. X-rays got here up unfavourable, the workforce introduced.
Machado, on a come-backer, hit first base awkwardly as he tried to keep away from a collision with first baseman C.J. Cron, who was making an attempt to seize maintain of pitcher Antonio Senzatela’s off-target throw.
Appearing supervisor Ryan Flaherty described the scenario to MLB.com as “nearly as good because it might be with what it seemed like.” The workforce hedged although on the outlook for Machado, saying they should wait till the swelling goes down to find out the standing of their star, who’s hitting .329 with 12 residence runs.
In the meantime, Blake Snell’s troubles continued. The starter gave up 5 runs in four-plus innings of labor to fall to 0-4. The Padres scored on homers by Luke Voit, within the second, and Austin Nola within the eighth.
The workforce completed its highway journey on a low observe, dropping three to the last-place Rockies, after having swept 4 video games from the Cubs. The loss marked the tenth straight sport the Friars have dropped at Coors Discipline.
They fell a half-game behind the Los Angeles Dodgers within the NL West Saturday, however have been saved from shedding extra floor because the Dodgers dropped two of three to Cleveland.
The membership can be with out Joe Musgrove, their ace this season, on account of a constructive COVID-19 check. MLB.com reported that each the El Cajon native, and supervisor Bob Melvin, who is also abiding by baseball’s COVID protocols, are asymptomatic.
The Padres open a seven-game residence stand Monday towards the Arizona Diamondbacks. Yu Darvish and Sean Manaea will take the mound at Petco Park within the first two video games. The Padres have but to determine on Wednesday’s starter.