Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. play nice, address recent Padres' dugout dust-up

On Saturday in St. Louis, Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. were glimpsed having a heated exchange in the dugout, which was the outcome of Tatis’ nearly being ejected for arguing a called strike 3. The tiff happened versus the wider background of the Padres’ current battles — has a hard time that have actually seen them topple out of playoff position and into longshot area. Whatever the factors, the Machado-Tatis conflict has actually advanced the story that the Padres are breaking down not just on the field however likewise in the clubhouse.

So in advance of the Padres’ house video game versus the first-place Giants on Tuesday, Machado and Tatis dealt with the event prior to press reporters. Here’s video of their remarks: 

Notably, Machado asked forgiveness to the fans for what took place and after that stated the matter has actually been dealt with within the group: 

“We handled it internally. We’ve got a team that’s trying to compete and get to the World Series. We haven’t been playing such great baseball, so emotions get involved, and it gets the better of us. Those are situations that we learn [from], as leaders, as a team, as an organization. And we just get better from that.”

As for Tatis, he likewise cast the event as lagging them and perhaps something that can galvanize the club progressing: 

“It’s part of baseball. It’s part of this game. It’s part of what this game brings out, especially when good players are trying to win, and stuff is not going our way.

“At completion of the day, it’s: ‘Glad it took place.’ I seem like that makes us more powerful. You go within, and you speak about it, and you examine it, and you simply come together.”

The focus now is on clawing their method back into playoff position, however that will be hard. Thanks mainly to a 23-33 mark because the break, the Padres are now 4 video games out of the 2nd and last NL wild card area and behind the Cardinals and Reds in the line. To make matters worse, their last 12 video games come versus the Giants, Dodgers, and Braves. All of that is why the SportsLine Projection System today offers San Diego less than a 1.0 percent opportunity of making the postseason. And if they do not defy those chances, the discussion will continue to focus around how the Padres — regardless of an extremely skilled lineup — split up at the joints. 

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