It may be a holiday weekend, but we are not taking a holiday from some of the latest San Diego Padres news and notes. Today, let's dive into the most recent injury update for Ha-Seong Kim, check out the shoes Fernando Tatis Jr. was flashing in New York, and highlight a perhaps overlooked note from Friday night's win.
San Diego Padres injury news: Ha-Seong Kim likely back in lineup soon
After Padres infielder Ha-Seong Kim fouled a ball off his left knee on Thursday afternoon, there was plenty of concern about how long he might be out of action. However, it looks like Kim will be back in the San Diego lineup very soon, potentially as soon as Saturday's matchup in the Bronx against the New York Yankees.
That's good news as Kim entered the weekend homestand in New York as the leader for the Padres in bWAR at 2.0. He is slashing .237/.316/.382 with five home runs and 16 RBI.
San Diego Padres news: Check out the footwear worn by Fernando Tatis Jr.
What better place than New York to show off some fashionable kicks? That must've been the thought behind the choice made by Fernando Tatis Jr. before Friday night's game against the Yankees.
While Tatis flashed the shoes, he was also flashing his power on Friday night, blasting a two-run sixth-inning home run that had Yankees fans in a lather. After hearing taunts, Tatis made sure to hush up the crowd (check out the video) after hitting the home run.
Dazzling with the bat and the shoes? Not a bad night for El Niño in the Bronx.
San Diego Padres news: Yankees couldn't close the deal on Friday
Perhaps overlooked with the home runs from Tatis and Juan Soto that fueled Friday's victory was the fact that all five Padres runs scored against the Yankees came with two outs. For all of the talk about the team not having much fight in them early in the season, Rougned Odor's game-winning homer with two outs in Washington on Thursday and San Diego's two-out production against the Yankees on Friday are very positive signs.