They’ve lost back-to-back games and have dropped six out of their last 10.
Even worse, they’ve watched their lead over the Milwaukee Brewers for the final Wild Card spot shrink to a game-and-a-half.
While all this is going on, Soto is in a bit of a rut himself.
He has posted a miserable .063 slugging percentage in his last 15 games.
Only two hitters with 50 or more plate appearances this season have had worse slugging percentages over a 15-game stretch.
Juan Soto is slugging .063 in his last 15 games.
Only 2 MLB batters have had a lower slugging percentage in any 15-game span of 2022 (with 50+ PAs). 😬 pic.twitter.com/epCL88q4Jw
— Codify (@CodifyBaseball) September 16, 2022
Soto Lost At The Plate
As seen in the video featured in the tweet, Soto looks pretty lost, and this is the worst possible time for that to happen.
The Brewers seem to have woken up a little bit and have somewhat regained their traction, even after supplying the Padres with their former All-Star closer in Josh Hader.
The acquisition of Soto gave the Padres what looked like the best lineup in all of baseball, even with Fernando Tatis Jr. on the shelf for the rest of the season.
But in this recent stretch of games, Soto has not looked like himself and the Padres are sputtering offensively.
With October approaching fast, this is the last thing that the Padres needed to happen while they try and hold off the Brewers for the final Wild Card spot.
The Padres are already eliminated from NL West title contention.
If Soto can heat up, then the Padres will get a nice little offensive boost.
Right now though, Soto is mired in a slump.