DENVER (AP) -- The San Diego Padres already were minus star Fernando Tatis Jr. and two backups before the first pitch at Colorado because of COVID-19 concerns.
Then they needed to pull Wil Myers and Eric Hosmer in the middle of the game for virus-related reasons. Jurickson Profar and Jorge Mateo, along with Tatis, were placed on the injured list.
The Padres wound up beating the Rockies 8-1, boosted by Manny Machado's home run and five RBIs.
But they suddenly found themselves in a precarious position with so many players out of action.
Manager Jayce Tingler says he anticipates the shorthanded Padres being able to play Wednesday's doubleheader at Coors Field as expected.