The San Diego Padres, ahead of their home game against the Atlanta Braves, announced their lineup later than usual. There was a reason.
San Diego will have a home game against Atlanta at Petco Park in San Diego, California on the 18th (Korean time) Zander Bogatz (shortstop) Juan Soto (left fielder) Manny Machado (third baseman) Nelson Cruz (designated hitter) Jake Cronenworth (first baseman) ) Kim Ha-seong (second baseman) Austin Nola (catcher) Jose Ajoca (center fielder) Brandon Dixon (right fielder) will play in the lineup. Against lefty Max Fried, lefty Ryan Weathers starts.메이저놀이터
The lineup was announced around 4:20 p.m., two hours before game time.
Usually, the home team’s starting lineup is announced three and a half to four hours before the clubhouse is open to reporters. This day was later than usual.
When the lineup is released late, it is usually the case that there is a player transfer due to injury or the like.
It was like that on this day too. Director Bob Melvin said, “We are waiting for the results of Campusano’s MRI.” Catcher Luis Campusano injured his left thumb during a home game against the Milwaukee Brewers and is out of action.
The previous day, the list of injured was put on hold, but this day was different. Near the end of team batting practice, the Padres placed Campusano on the disabled list with a sprained left thumb and called up utility player Brandon Dixon.
Campusano had a batting average of 0.238, an on-base percentage of 0.227, a slugging percentage of 0.429, one home run and two RBIs in seven games this season. He has been increasing his playing opportunities lately, but he seems to have been caught up in an injury. Brett Sullivan, who was called up the day before, will serve as the backup catcher.
San Diego, who recorded 1 win and 3 losses in the last 4 home matches against Milwaukee, failed to overcome the slump in the batting line and will face Atlanta, which was ahead with 3 wins and 1 loss in the previous expedition.
Melvin expressed his wish, “I hope we can win another 3 games this time,” but added, “The opponent is a pretty good team. They showed good performances against other teams. This is a team that can beat opponents in many ways. We have to show good performance.”
The biggest concern is the stagnation of other lines. “It is important to show a steady image,” he said. The last series was a little disappointing, but it’s still early in the season. He is confident that the other line will come to life,” he said, announcing that he is looking forward to the revival of the other line.