Padres hope big game against Reds starts run of success

san diego padres When they face off they will look to build momentum and win the road series Cincinnati Reds In the rubber game of their three-match series on Sunday

padresThe Big Stars posted a comprehensive 12-5 victory on Saturday that snapped their biggest six-game losing streak of the season. Despite his depression, padres Cincinnati has won 15 of 18 games through June 17, 2021

Manny Machado homered twice and scored three runs, Juan Soto hit a three-run tiebreaking homer and scored four runs, and Fernando Tatis Jr. had two hits and three RBIs to lead San Diego.

padres Still under .500 with seven games left and fourth in the National League West. But the players and their manager believe there is still plenty of time to make up for lost ground in the second half of the season.

“The first half is over,” padres said manager Bob Melvin. “We have to have a different second half. I think more than anything, you have to put that aside. What comes first, confidence or success? We have a lot of people who have had success

“It’s part of the focus. The only game that matters is today’s game. Don’t get caught up in yesterday’s game or the day before. Just go out and try to focus on that particular game or that bat “

Reds They suffered a rare blow on Saturday, their fourth defeat in the last 19 matches. Jonathan India recovered from the slump with a seventh-inning grand slam that traveled an estimated 430 feet to straight center.

Prior to the slam, India was caught in a slump of 4 for 35, causing his average to drop from .271 to .253.

“It doesn’t feel good to lose, but it’s part of the game,” he added. “You’re not going to win every game. This is baseball. They won. We will win (Sunday). So all we can worry about is the present. We can’t focus on that and how we play this game.” Whether we lost or how we lost could have been done differently. We lost, outright. Carry on (Sunday). Win (Sunday) and win the series.”

Reds Led major teams with 30 comeback wins, including Friday night’s dramatic 7-5 win over 11 innings. Matt McClain tied the score with a two-run homer in the 10th inning with two outs. Another rookie, Spencer Steuer, won it one inning later with a two-run walk-off homer.

“It says a lot about our character and how we conduct our business,” McLean said. “We’re just trying to get the team the win.”

McClain extended his on-base streak to 22 games with a first-inning double on Saturday against San Diego starter Michael Wacha.

Reds Will send another rookie sensation to the mound in the series finale, which is Cincinnati’s final home game before the All-Star break this month

Lefty Andrew Abbott (4-0, 1.21 ERA) will make his sixth major league start on Sunday. Reds He has won all five of his starts, and is one of just four Cincinnati pitchers since 1893 with at least four wins in his first five MLB starts.

padres The hope is that right-hander Yu Darvish (5-6, 4.84) ​​will be able to overcome flu-like symptoms and make his first start since the June 21 loss in San Francisco. Right-hander Pedro Avila was recalled from Triple-A El Paso because Darvish was not strong enough to complete the assignment.

against RedsDarvish has a 4-3 record and a 3.34 ERA.

Avila is 0-1 with a 2.70 ERA in four games (two starts) since 2019. He has spent this season in Triple-A El Paso and is 1-5 with an 8.49 ERA in 16 games (13 starts).

–Field Level Media