3 Padres players who underperformed in June

San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer (30) - Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer (30) - Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports /
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The San Diego Padres faced their biggest need for offensive help in June when Manny Machado was sidelined with an ankle injury. Some players were able to step up, while others seemingly stepped down.

Machado has carried the lineup since the beginning of the season, which was never sustainable. San Diego has been highly inconsistent without him. The team doesn’t have much room for players to underperform.

These players have, unfortunately, lowered their performance in June and struggled to help the shaky lineup.

San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer

Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer tanked massively in June. In April, he was one of the best hitters on the team and hit .389/.457/.597. In June, he hit .209/.255/.330.

Though he’s never been a power hitter, he was seemingly getting stronger with one of his best slugging percentages in April. Now, his isolated power is at the lowest it’s ever been (.123) and he’s performing at a much lower level than he can.

This drop, however, doesn’t seem to be unusual for Hosmer. Last season, he had the same downfall and was hitting .172/.226/.230 in June before making a big increase to .355/.425/.487 in July.

Hopefully this season, history will repeat itself and Hosmer can help the team.

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