Padres hit by COVID-19 concerns, beat Rockies 8-1

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Posted at 9:45 PM, May 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-12 09:05:21-04

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.