Bob Melvin (62), coach of the San Diego Padres, left a strong message for the team.
San Diego lost 3-5 against the Minnesota Twins in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ held at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on the 12th (Korean time).
The team’s lineup,메이저사이트 like Minnesota’s, allowed 6 hits, but it was far from an effective offense. In scoring opportunities such as 2 outs and 2 bases in the first inning, 2 outs in the 4th inning, and 2 outs and bases loaded in the top of the 8th inning, he knelt down with just 1 hit in 7 at-bats.
With the defeat on this day, the game gap with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the leader of the National League West, widened to ‘4’ with 2 consecutive losses and a season record of 19 wins and 19 losses.
According to MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, manager Melvin held an unusual team meeting after the game. It was a special measure regarding the sluggish flow at the beginning of the season.
“We had another disappointing game,” Melvin said. A message was sent to the team.
About a month after opening. San Diego is not going beyond expectations. They have reinforced their strength by recruiting numerous players such as off-season special free agent Zander Bogatz (31), but they are not having fun. Likewise, key players such as Manny Machado (31), who signed an extended contract, are not showing outstanding performance.
A typical problem is the vacancy of the scoring zone. According to ‘MLB.com’, San Diego has a batting average of 0.203 (64 hits in 315 at-bats) this season, 9 homers, 102 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.648, which is the lowest in the league in major offensive indicators. This is an indicator that does not match the San Diego lineup, which is heavily armed with star players.
The players are also well aware of the team’s recent slowdown, so they agreed with coach Melvin’s words and promised a rebound. Fernando Tatis Jr. (24) said, “Today (12th) I agree with the coach’s words 100%,” and Bogatz also predicted a rebound, saying, “We have to play better.”