San Diego Padres star Juan Soto mentioned his teammates “simply hand over” after a four-game dropping streak
The Padres seem to have hit all-time low, and the All-Star unleashed his frustration after the staff was swept by the Seattle Mariners in a four-game collection Wednesday evening.
The Padres fell to 55-60 on the 12 months, 13 video games out of first place within the NL West.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM
“We’ve acquired to play as a staff,” Soto mentioned, through CBS Sports activities. “We’ve acquired to go on the market [and] grind daily. Grind each at-bat. … It’s been actually inconsistent. Some days we do, some days we don’t. We gotta do it daily. Days like this collection, we simply hand over. Like, actually, we simply hand over as a substitute of hold grinding, hold pushing. We’ve acquired to neglect about yesterday and hold transferring.”
The loss additionally put the Padres additional down within the Nationwide League wild-card race. They’re 4½ video games out of the third and closing spot with a number of groups shut within the race.
PADRES’ JUAN SOTO HITS 910 FEET OF HOME RUNS AMID TRADE SPECULATION
It was an in depth sport with the Mariners, as Padres ace Yu Darvish delivered six stellar innings with out permitting an earned run. San Diego had a 1-0 lead, however the wheels fell off within the backside of the eighth inning.
Cal Raleigh blasted a three-run homer that turned the tides of the sport shortly. The Padres couldn’t muster greater than the one run earlier than that. The lead for the Mariners shortly grew to 6-1 by the point the inning was completed, and like Soto mentioned, it felt just like the Padres gave up.
It has been a disappointing season for a staff with playoff expectations.
The New York Mets, New York Yankees and Padres are the highest three groups in complete payroll for 2023. The Mets bought on the commerce deadline with the hopes of maybe competing in 2024, whereas the Yankees are nonetheless on the surface wanting in for a wild-card spot just like the Padres.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
In his first full season with the Padres, Soto has been doing his job with a .270/.413/.513 slash line with 24 homers and 73 RBIs. He additionally leads the majors with 99 walks, persistently delivering good at-bats.