The Padres have not been pretty to watch of late, getting blown out by Tampa Bay and scoring just a few runs on a current losing streak. Padres Manager Andy Green insists fans have patience and the club is improving.
The Padres lost again Wednesday, pushing their losing streak to 5 and 2-8 in their last ten. They are one game up on Arizona to avoid being the worst team in the NL West and sit with a record of 50-70. With 42 games left, they will be hard pressed to even win 70 games this year.
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Yet the charismatic, optimistic young manager of the Padres Andy Green remains undaunted and is focusing on the daily games: “This game is so hard that if you’re not present in the moment, it eats you up. There’s a lot of guys who have the opportunity to show who they are this day and not worry about the future.”
While the Atlanta Braves made news Thursday calling up their top prospect and 2015 #1 pick Dansby Swanson, the Padres are waiting to call up Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe as their AAA season in El Paso closes out. That season will also likely include the post-season for the second straight season. Which will be a much more fun atmosphere than what the Padres are playing for in 2016.
“Those types of atmospheres help their development in handling crucial situations at the Major League level,” Green said. “There’s things you have to execute in close games, in playoff games. Those playoff atmospheres teach you how to do that under stress. I think that’s big to be able to do that as much as possible.”
So for now we wait on the top prospects but continue to watch Ryan Schimpf, Luis Perdomo, Alex Dickerson and other younger Padres who may or may not be core pieces of the future. Wil Myers has been in a slump the past week where he has gone just 4/34 with 1 home run and 1 RBI. So it is no surprise the Padres have been matching their star’s output over that span.
There are still 42 games left to see how these 2016 Padres can finish out the year, and still plenty of intriguing storylines to follow which will only magnify once we do finally get to see Margot, Renfroe and others in September. The future of the Padres arrives soon.