Coach Melvin takes solace in ‘losing’ to “make progress”

After dropping a series to the New York Yankees, San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin took some time to reflect on the game.

“Hopefully, we can make some progress from today’s game,” Melvin said after the Padres (7-10) lost to the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, N.Y., on Sept. 29.

The Padres fell behind 3-8 after starter Darvish Yu gave up three runs in the third inning, but rallied with three runs in the seventh to cut the deficit to 6-8. However, two more runs in the bottom of the eighth widened the gap.

Melvin said of Darvish’s poor performance, “I think it was one of those days. Maybe they were targeting his specific pitches, or maybe it wasn’t his best pitch,” Melvin said.

On the eighth inning, when he brought up Brent Honeywell and gave up another run, Melvin said, “We were down two runs, and I had a good feeling about that situation.”

“It looked like the game was going to be over after the big inning, but the offense battled back. But it wasn’t enough. We gave away too many runs,” he said.

“It was good,” he said of his match with opposing starter Gerrit Cole. “I put him under pressure early on. I made it easy for him for a couple of innings, but then I got him out of the game. It’s hard to take away a lot of hits from a good pitcher like that,” he said.

“Hopefully, today’s game will give us something to build on,” he said. “We came from behind and kept hitting well and scoring runs,” he said, recognizing the efforts of the batsmen.토토사이트

At the same time, he added: “We have to be confident that we can come back at any moment. We are a team that is built that way,” he said, adding that he has high expectations for the team.

On the decision to leave Juan Soto out of the lineup just before the game, he said, “After batting practice, he complained of a little something. I took him out because I didn’t feel comfortable. At some point, I expected him to take one swing and be fine,” he explained. He added that he would be available for the series against Miami two days later.