Fernando Tatis Jr. will take the leadoff in the return match.
The San Diego Padres unveiled the starting lineup for an away game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona on the 21st (hereinafter Korean time).
Right fielder Fernando Tatis Jr., left fielder Juan Soto, third baseman Manny Machado, shortstop Xander Bogatz, first baseman Jake Cronenworth, designated hitter Matt Carpenter, second baseman Ha-sung Kim, center fielder Trent Grisham, and catcher Austin Nola lined up the batting order.
Tatis Jr., who was suspended for 80 games last year for taking a banned substance, was suspended on the 20th.
The main hitters are in a collective slump at the beginning of the season. Soto, who hit a home run that day, has a batting average of 109.4 (13 hits in 67 at-bats) and an OPS of .790. Four home runs are comforting. Manny Machado, the center hitter who signed a new 11-year, 350 million dollar contract prior to the season, is only .590 with one home run OPS (19-for-79).
Jake Cronensworth, who signed a contract extension for 7 years and 80 million dollars in early April, is batting .201.5 (14 hits in 65 at-bats) with 3 home runs and an OPS of .747. Ha-seong Kim also has a batting average of 201 07 (13 hits in 60 at-bats), 2 home runs, OPS of .671, and is not showing much strength in hitting.
Only Zander Bogatzman, who signed a free agent contract last winter for $280 million in 2011, is doing his part with a batting average of .342 (26-for-76), 4 homers, 10 RBIs, and an OPS of .953. 43-year-old veteran Nelson Cruz is behind with a batting average of .295 (13 in 44 at-bats) with 3 homers and 12 RBIs and an OPS of .819.먹튀검증
Tatis Jr. played 8 games in Triple-A and bombed with a batting average of .515 (17 hits in 33 bats), 7 home runs, 15 RBIs, an on-base percentage of .590, a slugging percentage of 1.212, and an OPS of 1.802.
Attention is focusing on whether Tatis Jr. will be able to ignite the batting line in San Diego, which has been holding its breath.