“Machado is starting to look like Machado again”… As the leader revives, SD also sees hope

San Diego Padres Manny Machado (31) is gradually recovering his pace.

Machado signed a big deal with San Diego ahead of this season. He signed an 11-year, $350 million contract extension. Machado has been the center of both offense and defense on the ground as well as the role of clubhouse leader. San Diego wanted to accompany Machado, and in fact signed a lifetime contract and succeeded in putting Machado down.스포츠토토

However, at the beginning of the season, Machado fell into an extreme slump. As his expectations were high, so was his disappointment. At one point in April, his batting average plummeted to the early 200s. Machado’s batting average was 0.233 in April and 0.217 in May. Due to his injuries, he was unable to function properly.

▲ Manny Machado of the San Diego Padres.

However, it is Machado who is gradually raising the batting pace in June. 9 games, 37 at-bats, 11 hits, 1 home run, 2 RBIs, 0.297 batting average, 0.432 slugging percentage, 0.765 OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage). MLB.com, the official homepage of the Major League Baseball, reported Machado’s performance, saying, “Machado is starting to look like Machado again.”

The media said, ‘Machado signed an extension contract at the end of February, and immediately competed in the World Baseball Classic (WBC). And in April, he suffered a back injury, and in May, he suffered a fracture of the metacarpal bone in his left hand.” Although suffering from injuries and sluggishness, Machado has been playing baseball silently.

As Machado stretches, San Diego is also recovering little by little. On the 12th, against the Colorado Rockies, he lost after hitting a home run, but he ran 4 consecutive wins until now. The media evaluated that ‘San Diego played its best game before the end loss’.

▲ Manny Machado of the San Diego Padres.

Players are also recovering their confidence. Machado said, “Our players are getting back to health little by little. We’re doing what we have to do. Especially the defense has always been good. The pitchers are holding up well. The hitters are also aggressive and have hit. I hit him,” he said with satisfaction.

San Diego is in fourth place in the National League West with a record of 31 wins and 34 losses. However, since less than half of the season has passed, the possibility of advancing to the postseason cannot be discarded. Machado stared at fall baseball, saying, “I will play baseball. The season is long.”

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