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Short-handed Padres bash Rockies 8-1, lose handful of players to COVID-19 protocols

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Fernando Tatis Jr. and Wil Myers will miss time after testing positive on Tuesday.

MLB: San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Despite coming into the game without two of their usual starters, and actually losing another pair before the game had officially ended, the Padres (20-16) managed to handle the Rockies (12-23) by a score of 8-1 on Tuesday evening behind Manny Machado’s big five-RBI night.

Fernando Tatis Jr. tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday afternoon and the Friars also held out Jurickson Profar and Jorge Mateo due to contact tracing. During the game, a test for Wil Myers came back positive which led to him getting yanked and then Eric Hosmer also left the game due to contact tracing protocols, as well.

In Dinelson Lamet’s third start of the season, he worked just two innings once again and finished with a lone strikeout, one walk, and one hit allowed. Miguel Diaz, Craig Stammen, and Pierce Johnson all struck out one, as well, in three, two, and one inning of work, respectively. The entire bullpen did an excellent job in mitigating anything the Rockies tried to get going and finished with only three hits allowed.

On top of Machado’s five runs driven in, Hosmer, Ha-Seong Kim, and Austin Nola also drove in runs. Jake Cronenworth and Tommy Pham both finished two-of-four at the plate to join Machado’s final line.

Ahead of today’s double-header, expect a few more corresponding roster moves whenever they announce Myers and Hosmer to the IL.

Today’s double-header is set to begin at 12:10 p.m. today. Yu Darvish (3-1, 2.27 ERA) will be on the mound against Jon Gray (4-2, 3.12 ERA).