Juan Soto’s bat will need to heat up for the game. San Diego Padres to rejoin the National League playoff race
Soto shows signs of overcoming its July slump, Padres try to kill the host toronto blue jays It will be the second night in a row on Wednesday when the two teams meet in the middle of a three-game series.
Soto scored three times, scoring three with a two-run homer and an RBI double to help San Diego win 9–1. blue jays on tuesday
It was the second two-hit in three games for Soto, who batted .171 (6 in 35) in the first 10 games of the month.
The three-time All-Star outfielder feels he’s regained his senses — Tuesday’s home run off of Alec Manoa was a case in point. Left-handed Soto completed the 9-ball offense and defense by throwing a batted ball over the middle left fence.
“It feels great,” Soto said of going in the opposite direction. “I feel like I can do anything with the ball. I can go all the way because I don’t have to pull the ball every time to hit a home run. I can go to midfield.”
It was Soto’s third explosion of the month and 17th of the season.
Manny Machado, Gary Sanchez and Trent Grisham also hit home runs. Padres. The victory was San Diego’s fourth in 16 road games.
Machado is hot. He had nine homers and 19 RBIs in July.
Toronto ended its four-game winning streak on Tuesday, but suffered only its second loss in 10 games.
Manoa, who finished third in the American League’s Cy Young Award voting last season, lasted just over three innings in a recent rough pitch.
The reason for the poor performance is blue jays is gearing up for the return of lefty Hyun-jin Ryu, who underwent Tommy John surgery 13 months ago and is scheduled to pitch at Triple-A Buffalo on Friday.It could be the last rehab start for Ryu
“Friday will kind of tell you how hard it is and how he’s doing.” blue jays manager John Schneider said. “A guy like him, with the work he’s put in, his fitness, and his track record, we’re going to rely on him, and we’re also going to rely on what we see. .
Jose Berrios (8-6, 3.41 ERA) takes to the mound in Toronto on Wednesday. The right-hander has started in the last two games, allowing eight hits and just one run in 12 1/3 innings. He was undecided both times.
Berrios allowed one hit in seven innings against the Chicago White Sox on July 6, his last start before the All-Star break. He allowed one run and seven hits in five 1/3 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday.
Berrios, 29, lost the only start of his career. Padres When he allowed 2 hits and 1 run in 7 innings. That was in 2017 when he was pitching for the Minnesota Twins.
Machado has 5-for-12 and 1 home run off Berrios, but Xander Bogaerts (4-for-23, 1 home run) and Sanchez (1-for-9, 1 home run) have struggled against veterans. there is
Padres Right-handed pitcher Yu Darvish (6 wins, 6 losses, ERA of 4.65) will challenge for two consecutive wins. Darvish allowed 9 strikeouts, 5 hits and 1 run in the 6th inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday.
Despite a 4-3 record, Darvish has started eight road games with a 5.52 ERA. The 36-year-old from Japan started eight career games against Toronto, going 3-3 with a 2.68 ERA.
he lost too blue jays In Game 2 of the 2016 American League Division Series, he hit four home runs as a pitcher for the Texas Rangers.Darvish allowed five runs and five hits in five innings during the game.
George Springer (6-for-18, 2 homers), Brandon Belt (6-for-18, 2 homers) and Dalton Basho (4-for-21, 2 homers) have all had success against Darvish. be.
–Field level media