It's Monday and, following another frustrating loss by the San Diego Padres, let's dive into some of the latest news and notes with the Friars.
San Diego Padres: Frustration creeping in as losses mount
It's no surprise after Sunday's home loss to the Chicago Cubs where the Padres managed just one run and five hits that there was plenty of frustration oozing out of the San Diego clubhouse after the game. Take a listen to Juan Soto below and you'll get a sense of the head-scratching that is happening with a star-studded team that now sits at 27-32 on the season.
Soto went 0-for-3 on Sunday, part of the middle of the order that went 0-for-16 in the game, a contest that manager Bob Melvin called, "a bad game overall for us."
San Diego Padres injury news: Xander Bogaerts
It's been no secret that Bogaerts has been dealing with a sore wrist, and it's no secret that his numbers have suffered in recent games as well, slashing just .198/.273/.284 over his last 116 at-bats. Still, Bogaerts is believing he can avoid the injured list, telling The San Diego Union-Tribune, "With the right stuff, I don’t need 10 days. I had it multiple times in my career and most of the time it’s been two or three days and that's it."
If that's the case, Bogaerts may get some time off in order to heal up and hopefully return back to the form he showed in March and April when he slashed .308/.400/.514.
San Diego Padres injury news: Rougned Odor
According to reports, both Melvin and Odor believe that he could be available in some form when the Cubs and Padres finish up their four-game series on Monday night. A groin strain sidelined him in Friday night's contest after he evolved into one of San Diego's most potent offensive threats, slashing .289/.373/.578 over his last 15 games as he earned regular playing time.
The return of Odor could well be a spark for the Padres, something the team definitely needs as the frustration continues to build.