The San Diego Padres’ fall baseball dream is getting farther away.
On the 6th (Korean time),메이저놀이터 Major League Baseball’s official website, ‘MLB.com’, said, “San Diego’s advance to the postseason has become more difficult. Starting pitcher Joe Musgrove has left due to an injury.” “I found inflammation in my joint capsule. I won’t be throwing a ball for at least three weeks.”
Musgrove felt shoulder pain on the 4th and headed to San Diego to film the video. And the results of the examination revealed inflammation. “Honestly, I thought I was going for a normal checkup, and I found out that Captune had a little injury. He wants to throw the ball, but all his parts say he needs to step back and give him a break,” Musgrove said.
Musgrove’s departure is a huge blow for San Diego. Musgrove started 17 games this season and recorded 10 wins, 3 losses, 35 runs (33 earned) in 97⅓ innings, 31 walks, 97 strikeouts, an average ERA of 3.05 and a WHIP (on-base percentage allowed per inning) of 1.14. He is the only double-digit winning pitcher on the team.
Musgrove showed improvement as the season progressed. He marked an average ERA of 10.80 in 8 ⅓ innings in 2 games in April, but had an average ERA of 3.68 in 4 games in May, an average ERA of 2.25 in 6 games in June, and an average ERA of 1.45 in 5 games in July. But he won’t be on the mound for a while.
“It’s extremely disappointing,” said Musgborg, who said “I’m coming back as soon as I can. I can sit here and sulk and say, ‘Poor me.’ We can try to do what we can,” he said.
The vacancy at Musgrove will be filled by Rich Hill, who moved to San Diego from the Pittsburgh Pirates along with Choi Ji-man. ‘MLB.com’ said, “San Diego can rely on the acquisition of left-handed pitcher Hill at the trade deadline.” Hill will make his San Diego debut on the 7th.
Hill started 22 games this season and recorded 7-10, 119 innings, 70 runs (63 ERA), 51 walks, 104 strikeouts, 4.76 ERA and 1.48 WHIP.
Meanwhile, San Diego is in 4th place in the National League West with 54 wins and 56 losses. The wild card ranking is 7th. It is 4 games behind the 3rd place Cincinnati Reds (59-53). With Musgrove’s departure, any postseason hopes are fading.