TODAY: Myers is in the Padres’ lineup today, batting cleanup and playing right field. Myers sat out Saturday’s game due to some quad tightness but the injury was apparently minor.
SEPTEMBER 26, 4:47 pm: Lamet is playing catch today and will throw a bullpen session in the next few days, reports AJ Cassavell of MLB.com (Twitter link). The club did not find an MRI to be necessary, notes Dennis Lin of the Athletic. San Diego hopes he’ll be able to start the first game of the Wild Card round.
SEPTEMBER 26, 8:18 am: Lamet complained of biceps tightness, manager Jayce Tingler told reporters (including Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune) postgame. At this point, the organization anticipates him being able to start in next week’s Wild Card round, Tingler adds.
SEPTEMBER 25: Padres right-hander Dinelson Lamet and outfielder Wil Myers left the team’s game against the Giants on Friday for undisclosed reasons, Dennis Lin of The Athletic tweets.
Lamet’s the second key Padres starter who may have suffered a key injury in the past few days, joining fellow righty Mike Clevinger. The Padres seem likely to go without Clevinger for at least the first round of the playoffs because of a sprained elbow. Therefore, they can ill afford to lose Lamet, who has been a Cy Young-level starter this season. The 28-year-old entered Friday with a 2.07 ERA/2.51 FIP across 65 1/3 innings.
While Lamet has been one of the Padres’ best pitchers, Myers has emerged as one of their top hitters. After three straight disappointing seasons, Myers has rebounded in a big way with a .285/.352/.591 slash and 14 home runs in 213 plate appearances this year. He, like Lamet, is among the reasons the Padres broke a 13-year playoff drought this season. But now it seems the Padres are in danger of entering the postseason without Lamet, Myers and Clevinger, so they won’t be at full strength when the playoffs commence.
Marcus was already taken
Fuck, this is going to make the playoffs extremely difficult
Yeah, but it’s not a ‘proper’ season anyway, so as nice as it would be to win we’d never get proper respect for it. I’d rather taste the playoffs this year, get our young guys used to the pressure, and then win it in a full 2021 season (assuming that actually goes ahead of course).
Marcus was already taken
I hear ya man, but I just wanna see them take the biggest stride they can
Just want to taste playoffs what 2 games possibly a taste
Wtf? You’re telling me you would rather your team not win the World Series than win the World Series? Flags fly forever, dude. Who cares.
Give me a break, and don’t use We, you have nothing to do with it!!
djulio- Seriously, stfu. No one cares that you think fans shouldn’t address their team as “we”… go away and don’t come back.
I don’t know about other teams, but when I go to Dodger stadium the announcer presents them as “Your Los Angeles Dodgers”, apparently he didn’t get the memo that it isn’t “our” team and that we have nothing to do with it.
It was just a few years ago that baseball players never got hurt. Football players hockey players basketball players used to get hurt but baseball players never got hurt. Now they’re hurt all the time. I just have to wonder if it is because of how much money they make these days where they sit out for any little reason.
How many years is a few from your perspective? I’ve been following baseball for 30 years and there’s always been hamstring pulls, arm injuries, occasionally broken bones.
It’s likely that imaging and diagnosing have improved, as well as less emphasis on playing through injuries in favor of substituting a healthy player.
Not sure what you’ve been watching. The first noted injury in baseball history came in 2016.
I thought the first injury was when Posey got truck sticked at home plate.
What are you talking about? Just 70 years ago or so Mickey Mantle for starters. Tony Conigliaro, Ray Lyons , etc.
Hmm, I don’t really recall those.
That’s part of it, yeah. I fully expect to see both Lamet and Clev in the playoffs. The Padres are just playing out the string right now. It’s actually a good time to give the other pitchers some work.
(Edit: Oops.. meant to reply to the post underneath mine)
It seems like just a few years ago baseball players never got hurt. Now, they’re always hurt. I wonder if it has to do with how much money they’re getting paid these days?
It’s also the guaranteed contracts. Before they unionized (‘66) and became incredibly influential (late 70’s) they were subject to losing their jobs to younger, healthier players. Now, they’re guaranteed to get paid. It has its pros and cons but certainly contributes to the increase in the ubiquitous minor-injury IL stints.
Plus now the emphasis is on self rather than team, but that is a culturally systemic change.
Very good point.
It is the team and the medical staff’s call on whether a player plays through injury or not. This isn’t hollywood, stop looking for a storyline
it seems like just a few moments ago you posted a very similar post.
I think that big contracts are part of it but the primary motivation is probably just to get the best performance from their players. I don’t think it is the players largely making the decision to be pulled from a game or hitting the IL. Ultimately, the player is responsible for disclosing what they are feeling and then the coaching staff and medical staff should be making decisions. These decisions are likely data driven and can vary based on the exact circumstances (such as being extra cautious in a tune-up start right before the playoffs).
If a guy feels a little tightness, you might have better results by pulling him and resting him for a day or two rather than having him play through it. There are times to tough-it-out but I think the coaching staffs are almost always making those calls now.
Meaningless games are not the time to “tough it out.”
Players also played drunk, or high.
Davies, Paddack and ???
Pray for rain?
Too bad for SD. That’s a sick foursome for the playoffs.
Nowadays anytime somebody dies for a bar there on the DL. It’s absolutely ridiculous.
dives for a ball
Are you an actual baseball fan, or just a box fan..
His Mom didn’t give him much attention
He just keeps making the same stupid comments
Jack Clark once had a fit because his manager said publicly that he went on the DL every time he got soap suds in his eyes.
Everything is going to be just fine…until it isn’t.
Fingers crossed for the best! We need all 3.
jimmy ray hart
baseball players never used to work out with heavy weights – it was better to have long lean muscles.
now they are bulking up to hit home
runs …maybe that’s the money part.
And that’s when dudes hit 11 home runs a year to lead the league.
Weight training does not go back 100+ years.
11 home runs. Less than 150 strikeouts.
Nutznbolts second account?
Hello darkness my old friend
Big fan of Lamet- this is not good. My best wishes to Padre fans
Kevin Acee is reporting it’s an elbow injury but the severity is unknown. Any elbow injury is always bad news.
He had TJS 2 years ago.
He could have it again just like Anderson Espinoza.
Acee is obtuse, at times. His word is far from gold.
Larry Rothschild needs to go!
Robbie Erlin says Hi
Manager Jayce Tingler said it was biceps tightness and the team is optimistic he will make his playoff start. He had a worried look in his postgame press conference.
There have been no updates on Myers.
Yes there have – he had tightness in his quadriceps and they puled him. He’s had it before, this season, and he was back after two days off.
There are so many horrible takes here. Anyways, hope he is OK.
Best case scenario
Davies starts game 1 of the playoffs and you go bullpen for game 2 after 3 or 4 innings of the opener. Hope news on Clevinger and Lamet comes back positive if you make it to the second round and hopefully you can get 4 innings maybe 5 out of them in the second round before the pen takes over.
Maybe they shock everybody and call up Gore or Weathers, much like how the White Sox called up Crochet, to be a pen piece.
Hahahahaha hahahahaha trash rotation. Good luck against cardinals
Real classy laughing at people being injured.
Anyways, Kershaw still blows in the playoffs. Padres getting injured doesn’t change that fact. I trust a converted short stop in Javy Guerra in the playoffs more than I trust Kershaw.
Come up with a new excuse why the Dodgers didn’t win the world series this year yet? Or are you working on one for when the Lakers fail to win the finals?
Marvels dodgers and lakers are winning both and you’ll find reasons to devalue there accomplishments. You keep mentioning kershaw as if he is our lone ace….you forget to mention buehler second lowest era in playoffs and World Series all time, gonsolin spanked you 2 times, may then kershaw. I’ll take that over richards, paddack, Davies hahahahaha hahaha
Era meant batting average against*
Padres fans trying to talk trash is hysterical. In 52 years, the franchise has finished last 20 times and next-to-last 10 times. Just 16 seasons with a winning record with this year being the first since 2010. Team of the future? The Dodgers will have 15 or 16 homegrown players on their post-season roster, The Pods will have no more than three. Yet MMM and his ilk insist the Padres have the game’s best farm system. Where is the evidence?
Which AL team are you losing to this year?
So. what you’re saying is the difference between dodgers and padres is the dodgers have worse draft position after failing to win the world series.
Kershaw still chokes in the playoffs.
Hall of regular season fame. Hall of postsesson shame.
And worse draft position means absolutely nothing. They took Buehler, Seager and Lux late in first rounds. Dodgers can actually draft and develop. Don’t need #3 overall to finally hit on a pick.
Marvel, that is such a dumb philosophy.
That’s like you saying we both make less than $200k, but I make $198k/yr while you make 50k/yr. Yes, the Dodgers havent won since ‘88 but there are levels to success. The Padres are just entering their winning cycle and I’m pretty sure you would take 8 straight playoff trips and 2 pennants as a Padres fan.
This coming from a fan of the team who is the modern day version of the the early ’90s Buffalo Bills?
Its a dumb philosophy to day the only difference between the dodgers and padres is draft position? sure buddy. whatever helps you sleep at night.
would I take it? sure
would I brag about it without winning a world series like it meant something? nope.
the final/last loser of the season isn’t a big accomplishment.
LOL yes thats beyond a losers mentality to think there has been no difference between the Dodgers and Padres. Until 2020 the Padres have had abysmal non competitive summers that suck the life out of the organization. Even if the Dodgers haven’t won the big one with this group at least they haven’t been eliminated in May. Dodger fans sleep a lot easier playing meaningul baseball the past decade.
The Padres have endured years if not decades of poor ownership. Padres teams of the past had a knack for trading away promising talent for scrubs. The scouting department was a train wreck, and more than a few high round draft picks did not live up to expectations (Corey Spangenberg). They were stuck in perpetual rebuild mode for years. The current regime wants to win and has demonstrated a willingness to spend money to make that happen.
It looks like they’ve turned a corner. They’re not perfect (few teams are), but they’ve got a winning culture and some talented players now.
Marvel, how are you ever happy as a sports fan with that logic? Especially a Padres fan who has never won anything. You’re saying the ‘98 pennant winning Padres are roughly the same as one of their 90-loss win teams because both didn’t win it all
@dr. Dan so your ready to say they turned the corner in a shortened season with mostly the same players as last year where they missed playoffs entirely? You seem to be betting on there unsustainable career bests as a team. Here’s a list of players having career seasons (machado, hosmer, cornenworth, Grisham, myers, lamet, Davies) If I were a betting man if this were a full season I’m willing to bet padres miss playoffs based on lack of injuries and no depth outside of there starters. I guess just making the playoffs leads padres fans to thinking they are a ws contender but sadly thatS not the case. Dodgers, Braves, cubs and reds are all much better and with stronger track records to the one hit wonder padres.
@imindless Mostly the same players as last year? Seriously you don’t watch or follow the Padres at all. Gone are Margot, Hedges, Renfroe and Urias and in are Cronenworth, Profar, Grisham and Nola. Even the bench is better with Moreland, Castro and Mateo.
The rotation is vastly improved too with three starters with ERAs under 3.10. As far as some of the comparisons to the Dodgers I would say this, that isn’t even a fair comparison. The Dodgers play in one of the biggest markets in baseball. Comparing them to the Padres isn’t fair and accurate.
Machado, tatis, myers, hosmer, paddack, lamet are essentially there core and have returned from last year.
So? Machado and Tatis have been star players ever since they got to mlb. Myers has been on and off. He has gone 20/20 and almost 30/30 more than once. This year he is on. Paddack had a 3.33 lifetime ERA coming into this year. Lamet had 1 full year before this one and everyone was expecting a breakout from him. It was written about more than once last offseason. Hosmer yes is having a career year. So?
Whoa. How did Kershaw get into this? SD fans are so pathetic. Everyone here is commiserating with the Padres and moron goes after Kershaw.
@javia over the last 5 season wil myers has been an 110 ops+ players this year 155 (small sample size) machado is a 127 ops+ over his entire career only once for a have season before being traded to dodgers did he have a 160 ops+ Hosmer is a 115 ops+ player this year 138 ops+ lol definately outpacing his typical production. Davies is typically a 4 era players or 115 era + player this year 145 era + although his fip is over 4….cornenworth and Grisham are rookies and it’s hard to really think they are gonna continue to produce at career high marks something neither have done in minors. Using paddack as a reason to support your argument is funny seeing as you just proved that even proven starters can regress. Judging by padres track record they have outpaced who they actually are which is a middling baseball team. Congrats on making postseason! Its all smoke an mirrors and next year I expect them to be back to bottom feeders based on lack of depth and not everyone having career seasons.
I’ve been saying for months that I don’t think the Padres are quite championship caliber yet. They still need more pitching and greater depth. But their performance during the short season has pleasantly surprised me. Whether they can keep it up remains to be seen.
Being a Padres fan is tough. Still the only team without a no hitter. Two WS appearances in 51 years, clobbered both times. Years of rebuilding that went nowhere. They may finally be getting close.
Sad on your part.
They should call up gore at least, just incase make sure hes as ready as hes gonna be if needed
They should call up gore at least, just incase make sure hes as ready as hes gonna be if needed
That’s why some dodgers fans anger me.. Their daily leisure activity is nothing but make trash comment.
That guy’s a troll. Ignore him. But go back to the Kershaw article where he was scratched from his opening day start. A lot of people were “celebrating” his injury.
Both Clevinger and Lamet have had TJ surgery so they have got to be more aware than most of every little ache or tweak. Clevinger will be fine with cortisone and I’m guessing Lamet too. There’s plenty of time and the Padres’ bats have returned. The first 30+ games, they were scoring like crazy. That will cover up some pitching defects.
The Padres faded as the season wore on because they aren’t that deep. The longer the season, the more the cream rises to the top. The Pods making the post-season is a nice little story, but they haven’t turned any corners yet. It remains to be seen whether they are equipped to handle a 162-game grind.
The Padres better hope that the Marlins end up as the 5 seed. Because if the Cardinals or especially the Reds get the 5 seed it will be a short return to the postseason for the Friars. I would favor the Reds against ANYONE in a 3 game series. They might not have enough for a full 7 game series, but a 3 game set with Bauer, Gray, and Castillo starting. They would not lose 2 of those games.
You would favor the Reds over anyone? With that roster? Okayyyy. By the way. any team can win a three-game series. Saying the Reds would definitely beat the Padres or anyone else is foolish because you have no way of knowing. The Reds have lost quite a few games even when those three guys pitched well. A great team they ain’t.
Reds are on fire and Bauer, Castillo, and Gray can match up with any staff
You are the most annoying padre hater ever
I don’t hate the Padres, I nothing them. They aren’t worth my time hating them.
Neutral site. Giants can be the dodgers in round 1 of the playoffs.
Where did I say the word “definitely” anyway? I said I would FAVOR them over anyone including the Dodgers. They had a bad start and lost a lot of games in August. But they aren’t having the playoffs in August. You keep believing they “ain’t” a great team while you are wondering why they sent a “great” team home in the first round.
BTW, the Padres and flailing right now. They should consider it lucky it is a short season because otherwise they probably wouldn’t even make the playoffs. Don’t ever forget them falling apart in 2010. .
Yeah yeah ok magic 8 ball. None of the sub .500 teams you mentioned make anyone’s power rankings.
Yeah, yeah ok. When did anyone’s power rankings ever affect anything? All it is is one person’s opinion on who is stronger. And it changes every week.
Hiflew a healthy Lamet/Clevinger/Davies are just about equal with Cin if not better considering Davies >Gray.
And the offenses of the two teams aren’t even close.
So go ahead and wager all you have on Cin if it happens….I dare you!
I don’t gamble because I don’t need to. Nor do I want to. I also don’t accepts “dares” because I am not 8 years old.
You are right that the offense of the two teams aren’t even close. I’d take the Reds offense all day long. Aside from shortstop and probably catcher, there is no position on the Padres that is significantly better than the Reds.
Davies is not better than Gray. And since Lamet and Clevinger are not healthy, that comparison will have to live in your imagination.
I admit the Padres are better than expected this season, but of all playoff teams, only the White Sox are playing worse RIGHT NOW. When the playoff start, it doesn’t matter how good you were on September 1st. It matters how good you are right now. And right now, the Reds are better than the Padres.
Buy some Ben Gay!
I’ve left so many games early in my life it’s crazy
Myers just felt some discomfort in his quad.
Being ultra careful as no games matter until Wednesday.
I’m sure at minimum he can DH with no issues.
One would think that if the Reds are better than the Padres that such would be reflected in their records.
Also, you might want to think again about the Reds offense compared to the Padres.
OPS by position:
As you will notice, the Padres players have a superior OPS at EVERY SINGLE POSITION.
Also BA/SLG(except 1B only)/HR(except 1B and 2B) and SB
That’s pretty damn definitive hiflew.
@javia while this might be true the reds rotation dwarfs that of the padres. There bullpen is also much better. Again don’t see padres making out of first round but at least you guys made playoffs for the first time in 14 years!
@ imindless-Why don’t you just look things up so I don’t have to keep correcting you?
Team ERA: Padres-3.91 Reds-3.91
Wanna try again idiot?
@javia sad you like your own comments. But yeah using a full 5 man rotation your stats might be true but in playoffs typically use 3 starters. There 3 are better than yours and have done it for years instead of one season. You still haven’t proven anything above about 2/3 or your team outpacing who they are all having career seasons. Your team is currently slumping heading into postseason Combined with injuries and it doesn’t look good, let’s see if padres have the depth to make it out of first round. You had a big mouth all year and now have been relatively quiet.
What injuries? Lol.
Clevinger, lamet, and myers you live under a rock?
Padres are most likely gonna luck out in first round and draw the cards. We will see you in second round.
Dinelson Lamet-2.09 vs Trevor Bauer-1.73. Bauer is better.
Mike Clevinger-3.02 vs Luis Castillo-3.21. Clevinger is better.
Zach Davies-2.73 vs Sonny Gray-3.73. Davies is a full run better.
How many times am I going to have to do this imindless before you can admit you are wrong?
Castillo and Gray are better than Clevinger Davies Should we look at careee numbers or just a shortened season in which 2/3rds of your team out performed there projections? Lmao you still haven’t respond the my comments above idiot. Not worth mentioning the Clevinger and Davies have a full run higher in fip over Castillo and gray. Just don’t choke against cards so we can clap your ass
That’s funny then why is Davies and clev fip almost 2 runs higher than Castillo or gray? Using era doesn’t help cast the full picture but let’s see how well you guys perform in playoffs there’s a reason you only have a 3 percent chance of making it to World Series.
Myers isn’t hurt. He hit a home run today…
Lamet is starting game 1
Clevinger is pitching in the playoffs.
You want to look at lifetime numbers imindless? Fine.
Lamet-3.76 > Bauer-3.90
Clevinger-3.19 > Castillo-3.62
Davies-3.79 < Gray-3.54
Wrong again imindless. Please, please just GIVE UP! I have proven all of the last 4 of your statements as WRONG! I have given you the numbers, given you the stats. Yet you continue to keep going. I am done. I will not argue with someone who refuses to admit what has already been proven 4 TIMES OVER by the stats. Believe whatever you want.
None of that matters in a 3 game series lol. The Reds have great front line pitching and as we saw with the Nats last year, that might be all you need to carry you
Snodgers fans have nothing better to do.
It isn’t precautionary to do an MRI. I don’t understand that decision.
Don’t you love it when dodger fan trolls come onto a padre injury article?
All I can say is the Reds better win game 1 or they’re done.