San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin was disappointed.
Melvin reflected on the game in an interview after the Padres dropped the final game of their three-game series against the Detroit Tigers, 1-3, at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan, USA, on 24 April.바카라사이트
“We had some disappointing at-bats against their starting pitcher,” he said, blaming the offence for not being able to take advantage of Detroit starter Alex Paedo (six innings, one run, four hits, two walks, no strikeouts).
San Diego’s bats were ineffective against Detroit starter Alex Paedo. Photo (Detroit, USA)=ⓒAFPBBNews = News1
“You have to give him some credit for getting our hitters out, but we couldn’t do anything against him. I think we should have had a better approach and put more pressure on him,” he said.
Down 0-3, San Diego scored a run off reliever Beau Briskey in the seventh and had a chance to tie the game in the ninth, stranding two runners on base against closer Alex Lane.
Melvin said, “My hitting got better towards the end of the game and against the right-hander. I don’t know what it was, but it wasn’t the same as it was earlier in the game,” Melvin said.
“Today was a very important game for us. We needed to show a little more spark. When you’re not hitting, it doesn’t look good, and I think we should have done more damage.”
“It wasn’t as good as we’ve seen lately,” he said of starter Joe Musgrove, who allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks with six strikeouts in six innings, but added, “I think three runs in six innings would have given us a chance to win with the way our hitters have been swinging lately.” Once again, the offence failed to do its job.
San Diego concluded its 10-game East Coast road trip with a 5-5 record. It wasn’t an easy schedule, with one doubleheader and two rain delays, so you can’t really blame them for finishing with a five-game winning percentage.
“It wasn’t about the road trip, it wasn’t about the series, it was about winning today,” Melvin said. “This was a very important game for us. No matter what, if we had won today, we would have looked a lot better than if we had lost today,” he said, expressing strong disappointment at not winning the game.