The San Diego Padres of the Major League Baseball (MLB) suffered two consecutive losses in an unexpected opening. The batting line, which was evaluated as solid, was silent as if a rat died in the scoring zone.
San Diego lost 1-4 in the 2023 Major League Game against the Colorado Rockies held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA on the 1st (Korean time). After losing 2-7 in the opening game the previous day, they recorded two consecutive losses.
On this day, San Diego starter Nick Martinez recorded 6 hits and 4 runs while digesting 7 innings, a personal record. He can’t be said to have pitched well, but he played a minimal role as a starter and went down. The pitching staff could be said to have done their part as Tim Hill and Luis Garcia, who came up later, each blocked one inning without conceding a run. 토토사이트
But the problem was the batting line. On this day, San Diego batters recorded 5 hits, and even that was thanks to Kim Ha-seong alone recording 3 hits. The team’s only run was at the bottom of the 8th inning, when Kim Ha-seong came alive as the leadoff hitter, and Zander Bogarts’ sacrifice fly hit home. Bogatz and Manny Machado each added a hit, but no timely hit.
The silence of the batters was similar in the game the previous day. In the opening game, San Diego batters made 7 hits, but except for Bogarts (3 hits), no players were outstanding.
The problem was the silence in the scoring zone. For two days, San Diego failed to hit a single timely hit. The score in the opening game was also made with a sacrifice fly and fielder selection, and a sacrifice fly was the only scoring route in the 1st game.
It wasn’t that there weren’t any scoring opportunities. In the opening game, Bogatz alone made two doubles to create opportunities, and the next day, Kim Ha-seong made two lucky doubles in a row and survived, but the score did not go up easily.
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, an American media outlet, San Diego scored 3 runs with 11 hits over two days, but it is said that they recorded no hits in 15 at-bats in scoring range. The power of the batting line, which diminishes with every chance, is putting off the first win of the opening season.
San Diego’s lineup is being evaluated as solid. While existing Manny Machado and Jake Cronenworth kept the batting line, Juan Soto and free agent shortstop Bogatz, who were acquired in a trade last year, also added. In addition, if Fernando Tatis Jr., who missed last year due to injury and banned substance discipline, returns, the top lineup will become the highest level in the league. However, in the first two games of the opening season, they have not yet shown their greatness.
But still only 2 games. San Diego coach Bob Melvin also said, “It’s a ‘small sample’. Everyone is working hard,” and predicted, “If you start adding points, the players’ tension will be relieved.”