‘Soto is alive’ SD ranked 3rd in payroll, getting bigger with LAD

 The San Diego Padres, which is considered the strongest in the National League West this year, is hardly getting any strength.

On the 11th (hereinafter Korean time), San Diego lost 3-4 after a close game against the Minnesota Twins held at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, after a close game in the 11th inning.

It was literally a disappointing defeat.

San Diego, which was trailing 0-2 by Minnesota starter Pablo Lopez, made up for one run with Juan Soto’s solo home run in the top of the 7th inning, then tied the game 2-2 with Manny Machado’s sacrifice fly to right field in the 8th inning. succeeded in making Then, in the top of the 10th inning of overtime, third base runner Lougned O’Doer dug home with a bunt from third baseman Austin Nola, turning the tide of the game.

However, Minnesota rebalanced the score at the bottom of the 10th inning with leading pinch hitter Donovan Solano’s right field hit to 3-3, and then San Diego struck out with two outs in the top of the 11th inning, and Matt Carpenter struck out and was unable to score. Alex Kirilov finished the game with a walk-off hit to the right.

San Diego shed tears because the bullpen couldn’t stop it after a difficult tie and a turnaround. Closer Josh Hader struck out 3 out of 4 batters after giving a timely hit to Solano from second baseman with no out in the bottom of the 10th inning. It was pointed out that the match against Solano was too hasty. After throwing a 93-mile sinker into the high strike zone for the first pitch, he threw a sinker in a similar course for the second pitch and got hit at the right time.

Domingo Tapia, who took the mound in the 11th inning, was also hit by a 97-mph fastball into the inside strike zone after being cornered by Kirilov with a two-ball, and hit a finishing hit that went into the right field.

San Diego maintained 3rd place in the NL West with a record of 19-18. After falling to third place on the 14th of last month after climbing up and down the 1st and 2nd places in the district, it has maintained a ‘steady’ trend for nearly a month. There is no sign of a rebound yet, with 5 wins and 4 losses in 9 games in May.

While San Diego is slowing down, the Los Angeles Dodgers are continuing their upward trend. The Dodgers won 6 straight wins against the St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies from the 29th of last month to the 4th of May, surpassing the San Diego and Arizona Diamondbacks to become the leader in the district.

Then, 3 consecutive matches against San Diego and 3 consecutive matches against Milwaukee Brewers were decorated with 2-1 winning series, further raising the winning rate to 23-15. They are 2.5 games ahead of 2nd place Arizona and 3.5 games ahead of 3rd place San Diego.

It is also worth saying that the Dodgers have potential. In the game against Milwaukee that day, Clayton Kershaw led the team to two consecutive victories with a good pitching of 7 innings and 1 run. The Dodgers are second in winning percentage in the NL, following the Atlanta Braves (25-12), which ranks first in the Eastern Division.카지노사이트

As of this day, San Diego has a team batting average of 0.231, which is the lowest among the 15 NL teams. The team’s ERA is 3.96, which is 5th. The Dodgers are 14th with a team batting average of 0.232 and 6th in the league with a team ERA of 4.10. The pitching index itself is similar, but it should be seen that there is a difference in the concentration of the batting line. For example, the batting average of teams in scoring position is 7th in the NL with the Dodgers at 0.252, and San Diego is at the bottom with 0.205.

San Diego has to hit and go up from now on. This is because the other line has formed a complete body. But the ups and downs are severe. After Fernando Tatis Jr. joined on April 21, Soto, who was sluggish in April, is showing off his peak hitting feeling in May, but Zander Bogatz and Matt Carpenter, who were in good condition at the beginning of the season, are slowing down.

San Diego has an opening payroll of $249 million, ranking third overall behind the New York Mets and New York Yankees. The Dodgers are fifth with $222.72 million. Over the past two years, San Diego’s investment stance has been aggressive enough to shake up the major leagues. As they advanced to the NL Championship Series last year, they are aiming for the World Series this year. However, a frustrating game continues at the beginning of the season.

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