Yesterday, they were dealt a 7-0 loss to the Cleveland Guardians, who ultimately swept them in a brief two-game series.
Blake Snell lasted just 3.1 innings and allowed six runs.
The Padres now find themselves clinging to the final NL Wild Card spot, leading the Milwaukee Brewers by just a game-and-a-half.
After the game, Bob Melvin, the manager of the Padres, commented that he hopes yesterday’s loss was “rock bottom” and that the Padres only get better from here.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) August 24, 2022
Padres’ Struggles Continue
The Padres and the Brewers are fighting for the last Wild Card spot in the National League.
Interestingly, both teams are not playing their best baseball at the moment.
Whoever does win the final Wild Card spot might find themselves in a death trap when they take on the red-hot St. Louis Cardinals in the first round.
But Melvin can only hope that the Padres improve from here.
After an active trade deadline, not much has gone right.
They’re 8-12 since they made those big moves to bolster their team.
They’re also dealing with some distractions thanks to the drama of Fernando Tatis Jr.‘s 80-game suspension.
The Padres do have a tough schedule the rest of the way, so they’ll need to pick it up if they want to make it to the postseason.
Today is an off day for San Diego.
They’ll travel to Kansas City to open up a weekend series with the Kansas City Royals tomorrow.
That will give them a little break in the schedule.
We’ll see if they can take advantage of it.