Juan Soto returns to Washington to face Padres Nationals

Juan Soto returned to Washington on Tuesday when the recession san diego padres my former team, citizens

This will be Soto’s second visit since citizens Traded outfielder and first baseman Josh Bell to San Diego for six players, including left-handed pitcher McKenzie Gore and shortstop CJ Abrams.

The 24-year-old Gore (3-3, 3.69 ERA), at one point San Diego’s top prospect, is scheduled to be on the mound in the series opener to face padres first time after business

Gore is 0-2 with a 4.66 ERA in his last four starts. In his most recent outing, he took the loss on Wednesday against the Miami Marlins after giving up four runs on five hits — including a two-run homer by Jorge Soler — over 5 1/3 innings.

“The location was a bit far away, but the stuff is good,” citizens said manager Dave Martinez. “He couldn’t hit his breaking balls as high as he normally does. The slider wasn’t there tonight. He left a few balls high up the plate and they took advantage of that.

padres On Sunday, they won 7–0 against the Boston Red Sox, but have lost nine of their last 11 games and are in fourth place in the National League West. San Diego has been plagued by an inability to bring home a baserunner, hitting a major league worst .189 with runners in scoring position

On Sunday he went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position, but that hit was a bases-loaded three-run double by Rod Odor in the first inning and padres never looked back

“It was like finally coming out of a cave,” the padres‘ Fernando Tatis Jr. said. “We’re scrambling. We’re having trouble. Just glad it happened.”

Designated hitter Matt Carpenter added a two-run homer in the third inning for San Diego, opening a nine-game road swing that would also include series against the New York Yankees and Marlins.

Carpenter said, “At some point you have to stop bleeding and play a game like today.” “We can build on some of the momentum we’ve built and get a tear like we know we’re capable of.”

padres Right-hander Yu Darvish (2-3, 3.56) is slated to play in the first game of the series. In his final outing, Darvish allowed four runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Kansas City Royals. The 36-year-old is 1-2 with a 4.62 ERA in four career starts. citizens

Washington brings a two-game winning streak into the opener after getting 18 hits and a 6-4 win at home against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.

Back-up catcher Riley Adams citizensWho led 6-1 after three innings and held on to victory

Ildemaro Vargas also struck out and Jaimar Candelario had four singles in an unusual day for Washington when Martinez started three backups — including Adams and Vargas — and got late reliever Kyle Finnegan out of a six-inning jam. as Detroit began to mount a comeback. ,

“For me, that was a big turning point right there,” Martinez said of Finnegan’s performance. “They had the pace, and we had to hold fire.”

– Field Level Media