The Padres’ record got back on track with a much needed win Saturday over the Pirates, but their offense is still undeniably bad. With only four hits, the Padres will undoubtedly be looking to shake things up soon. The Padres’ outfield hit a combined 1-for-10 and continues to be a weak spot in their lineup.
Speaking of weak spots, Jedd Gyorko went 1-for-4, and is just 3-for-21 in his last 6 games.
Triple-A El Paso might have an answer for all four struggling positions. There are answers to the problems that face the San Diego Padres, and those answers are just a phone call and a four hour flight away.
The boys in Double-A San Antonio are making some noise as well, hoping they might have a shot at some big league openings and could get a look or two if given the chance.
The Single-A clubs are getting rowdy with their bats, but they are still a few years off from getting looked at seriously at the Major League level.
The problem isn’t that the Padres don’t have options. The Padres have plenty of options. The real problem is which options to call up and which players to – option – back down. Perhaps today’s Minor League Roundup will offer some clarity.