Padres News: Joe Musgrove injury, Manny Machado comments, Ha-Seong Kim

Manny has some strong critiques of his teammates and himself.
San Diego Padres infielder Manny Machado
San Diego Padres infielder Manny Machado / Sean M. Haffey/GettyImages

The San Diego Padres have hit a rough patch early this week. That's what happens when you lose three of your last four games and two of those are at the hands of the lowly Colorado Rockies. The Friars are hoping to salvage at least one win over the Rox before heading to battle the Atlanta Braves this weekend.

Will the Padres have do it without Joe Musgrove? The Padres' starter has been sidelined for the past two weeks after landing on the IL with elbow inflammation. When can Pads fans expect to see Java Joe back on the bump?

Padres News: Joe Musgrove injury update

Musgrove was placed on the 15-day IL after his start on May 1. It's been a down year thus far for the veteran hurler, so hopefully Musgrove looks more like his old self by the time he returns to the rotation. Musgrove is 3-3 on the season with a 6.37 ERA.

Musgrove reportedly threw a light bullpen session on Monday and expects to do so again later this week. If all goes well, it's possible that Musgrove could make the trip with the team to Truist Park and take the mound against the Braves during the upcoming three-game series.

Padres News: Manny Machado didn't mince words

The Padres have been sitting around .500 almost all season. It's been a constant process of two steps forward and then two steps back for the Friars. All the while, the Los Angeles Dodgers are widening the gap in the NL West.

Manny Machado has seen enough. The Padres' slugger said after Tuesday's loss that the team can play better. "Our big guys, we're not swinging it too well, let's be honest,” Machado said (via “We're not playing at our highest level, and we're at .500."

Machado was not leaving himself out of the equation either, saying, "We get paid the big bucks. I get paid the big bucks. So we've got to make adjustments." Machado is currently hitting .228 with a .636 OPS. The Padres could certainly use some of Manny's patented home run power. His current .354 slugging percentage is the lowest of his career. He's right — he's not swinging the bat well at all.

Padres News: Ha-Seong Kim avoids the IL

Pads fans were certainly happy to see Ha-Seong Kim back in the lineup this week. The Friar faithful had their hearts in their throats over the weekend after Kim was hit by a pitch courtesy of a Walker Buehler fastball. The X-rays were negative and Kim was in his usual spot at shortstop for the Padres series finale against the Rockies.

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