First win of the season’ Coach Melvin “2 consecutive losses were like 5 consecutive losses”
San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin, who won his first win of the season, expressed his feelings.
San Diego won 8-4 in a home game against the Colorado Rockies held at Petco Park in San Diego, California on the 2nd (Korean time), and reported its first win of the season after two losses.
Coach Melvin said at a press conference after the game, “The last two consecutive losses felt like five consecutive losses,” and “It’s good to have the first win.”
On this day, San Diego’s game was released from the first inning. Unlike the previous two games, when they conceded a run in the first inning, this time they took the lead with Zander Bogarts’ two-run home run in the first inning.
Melvin said that it was great to take the lead in the first inning, saying, “It’s what the previous two opponents did to us.”
“Usually, when they fall into a losing streak, hitters tend to get greedy and rush to win easily in the beginning. Our batters are aggressive, but at the same time, we clearly see if they are coming to where they want,” he said, highly appreciating hitters who won without rushing at bat.
Regarding transfer student Bogatz, he expressed his impression, saying, “A really good player.” He said, “I place them in a different batting order each time. He thinks of left and right balance and seeks the optimal combination. Perhaps when Tatis returns, he will find a little more stability. Bo Gatz doesn’t mind playing multiple bats during this process,” he said, praising the player’s open stance.
“I really like it,” said Bogatz, and he welcomed the different batting order. “The director is showing me an open side. He asks me directly. That seems to be more helpful,” he said about communicating with the director.
Starter Michael Waka recorded 4 runs in 6 innings, but became the winning pitcher for the team. In the 6th inning, he gave out long hits to three batters in a row and shook, but blocked the inning.
“The pitch I threw to Cron in the 6th inning was probably the worst pitch,” Melvin said. The number of points conceded suddenly increased, but the pitch was still good.안전놀이터 Finishing the 6th inning was really great,” he praised the starting pitcher’s efforts.
Waka said, “I made an unusual count by mixing various restraints, and I induced a beom hit by controlling it. He was in danger every time he allowed a walk, but he shouldn’t have let out a free runner,” he said, self-reporting his pitching that day.
In the 6th inning, in a crisis situation, he replied, “I only thought about suppressing the run.” He said, “Because it was still second base, he thought he was just trying to lose a run by inducing a strikeout or a fly ball. Since our team’s batting line is good, I thought that if we suppressed the runs, we would score points, and we actually did. I watched with pleasure,” he continued.