Padres pregame: Manny Machado out again in series finale vs. Pirates

5/29/2022 9:51:00 PM

'Prudent' for Manny Machado to miss a second game with tennis elbow

Padres pregame: Manny Machado out again in series finale vs. Pirates

'Prudent' for Manny Machado to miss a second game with tennis elbow

May 29, 2022 The second day off means Ha-seong Kim is at third base and in the two-hole for the second straight day.Copied! Print A bout of tennis elbow is keeping Manny Machado out of Saturday’s lineup, an ailment that Padres manager Bob Melvin has said his 29-year-old third baseman has been contending with for some time.Copied! Print A bout of tennis elbow is keeping Manny Machado out of Saturday’s lineup, an ailment that Padres manager Bob Melvin has said his 29-year-old third baseman has been contending with for some time.SAN DIEGO (AP) — Machado came in with an NL-best.

Jurickson Profar will lead off, Eric Hosmer is in the three-hole, Luke Voit will bat clean-up and Jake Croneworth will play shortstop and bat fifth.Advertisement With Kim at third and Cronenworth at shortstop, Robinson Cano will make his seventh start since singing with the Padres.“Obviously he’s lobbying to play because he can play through just about anything but this is something we need to calm because it’s not getting any better.The 39-year-old Cano is 3-for-25 without an extra-base hit, one walk and seven strikeouts.” Machado leads the NL in hits (60), batting average (.Wil Myers is also out of the lineup, giving way to Jose Azocar in right field.357), on-base percentage (.Myers is 3-for-8 with an RBI, a walk and three strikeouts in the first two games of the series.Nabil Crismatt pitched a perfect eighth for the win and Taylor Rogers pitched a perfect ninth for his 17th save.

Azocar is hitting.021) and is a bat that the Padres, as much as they are struggling to score runs, cannot afford out of the lineup for long.021) and is a bat that the Padres, as much as they are struggling to score runs, cannot afford out of the lineup for long.229/.296/.The DH, though, isn’t much of an option to keep Machado in the lineup as his elbow is a concern both throwing and swinging, Melvin said.250 and is 0-for-4 since coming off the bench to collect two hits in Monday’s win over the Brewers.Machado is considered day-to-day.The Padres are 1-1 thus far in games in which Machado is on the bench to start the game, beating the Braves on May 15 in extra innings and stranding a season-high 16 batters in Saturday’s loss.Advertisement “Again, he could (play), but it’s too early in the season,” Melvin said.

Sunday’s first pitch is at 1:10 p.m.“We need to cut it off right now.“We need to cut it off right now.Before the game, the Pirates placed outfielder Ben Gamel, who robbed Hosmer of a home run on Saturday, on the 10-day injured list with a strained left hamstring.Infielder Hoy Park was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to take his spot on the roster.Series finale.

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