As the San Diego Padres head into tonight’s matchup with the Colorado Rockies, still looking for their first win of the season, they’ll be without a handful of their starters.
As if things couldn’t get off to a worse start for the winless San Diego Padres, they’ll be without Wil Myers, and for the second game in a row, Austin Hedges, who will have the night off as he recovers from back issues.
Chase Headley, who’s been mired in a slump over the Friars’ first four games, will also get the night off.
It figures that on the night Tyson Ross makes his return to the Petco Park pitching mound, he’ll be without three of the team’s starting positional players.
Playing for Myers in left will be Hunter Renfroe. Renfroe has one hit in six at-bats so far this year in clearly limited playing time.
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Padres’ batting order and roster moves
They’ll be facing the Rockies’ left-hander, Kyle Freeland.
Three of the Friars with decent career numbers against Freeland (Hedges, .400; Myers, .600; Spangenberg, .500) aren’t in the starting lineup.
That leaves Margot and Renfroe as the only other San Diego hitters with more than one at-bat versus him.
In order to make room for Tyson Ross on the roster, the Friars optioned reliever Kyle McGrath to Triple-A El Paso and moved Allen Cordoba to the 60-day disabled list as he continues to recover from the after-effects of a concussion he suffered in an automobile accident in February.