For the San Diego Padres, the victory on the 12th (Korean time) meant more than one win. It was a game that confirmed the resurgence of prospect Ryan Weathers (24).
Weathers recorded 3 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and 1 run in 5 innings in an away game against the New York Mets held at Citi Field in Flushing, New York, USA, and led the team to a 4-2 victory, winning their first win of the season. In his first two starts of the season, he threw less than two runs in five innings each, and had a 2.70 earned run average for the season.먹튀검증
On this day, he gave up a walk and an infield hit in a row in the first inning and was driven to the bases safely, but escaped the crisis by striking out Pete Alonso and turning Mark Kanha into a double play. After that, he gave up only two hits and blocked it with one run.
In an interview after the game, he said, “After dealing with the first three batters, I took my feet off for a while and took a deep breath. He thought to focus on each ball,” he said, looking back at the first inning. “The opponent has a really good batting line. It was good to be able to go out against such a team and catch outs and find stability,” he said.
In the 4th inning, he allowed consecutive hits to Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso, and was driven to 1st and 3rd base safely, but he caught Alonso as a check on 1st base and minimized the damage with one run. He said, “I feel proud. He’s coming out of the crisis and it’s so good he gave the team a chance to win. He controlled the damage and minimized it.”
Weathers was San Diego’s sore finger. After being nominated by the Padres with the 7th overall pick in the 2018 draft and receiving high expectations, he debuted in the big leagues in the 2020 postseason, but sluggishly with a 5.49 ERA in 31 games between 2021 and 2022.
In particular, last season, he played 31 games in Triple A and had a poor ERA of 6.73, and he did not even have a chance in the big leagues. He allowed just 2.3 home runs and 4.2 walks per 9 innings.
This season was likely to start at Triple A, but Joe Musgrove was injured and took the opportunity and didn’t miss it.
Director Bob Melvin said, “It has changed a lot compared to when I saw it before. He used to be a player who was quick on the ball and not on command. He did poorly in Triple-A as well. He went home during the off-season and he thought, ‘I can’t do what I’ve been doing.’ He is meeting expectations now. He found confidence by throwing a breaking ball as a strike, and as a result, his fastball worked,” he said highly of the young player’s growth.
He agreed with the manager, saying that team veteran Manny Machado was also “completely different.” “I feel better physically and mentally my mindset has changed. He is trying to get better every day,” he said, expressing satisfaction.