The San Diego Padres winning streak is over, but the loss of the game was not the worst concern for the team moving forward.
Fernando Tatis was injured in the game and had to leave with a hamstring problem. Nothing yet on the severity of the injury, but Tatis was in good spirits after the contest.
San Diego dropped the game to the Nationals by the score of 7-6 in 11 innings, as Matt Wisler gave up a solo home run to Matt Adams. Wisler was sufficient for the first two innings of his night but gave up the homer to Adams beginning his third inning of relief.
The Padres got off to a 6-0 lead after Eric Hosmer took starter Jeremy Hellickson deep for a three-run homer in the third inning. Hosmer went 3-for-5 in the game and has his OPS up to .721 after a cold start to the season.
Padres’ starter Joey Lucchesi did not have his best stuff as he gave up four earned runs in four innings. He was relieved by Adam Warren, Luis Perdomo, Brad Wieck, Trey Wingenter and finally Wisler. The bullpen continues to be abused by the inability for the youthful staff to go deep in games.
The Tatis injury is concerning.
Tatis going down after insane stretch trying to hold bag on infield play pic.twitter.com/GtzKCJLGc2
— Paul Sporer (@sporer) April 28, 2019
The Padres can not lose the young superstar for an extended period.
With Tatis out of the game at short, Manny Machado had an opportunity to do this.
MANNY SAVES THE GAME!
— FOX Sports San Diego (@FOXSportsSD) April 28, 2019
If the Padres need someone to play short if Tatis lands on the IL, then Machado is competent. If this happens, expect to see a lot of Ty France at third base. The SDSU product had a fantastic year in Triple-A and has shown a lot in his short time in San Diego.
The Padres took two of three games for the Nationals and had an opportunity for a sweep. The team is playing well right now and now heads to Atlanta to take on the Braves.