Padres’ Machado explains dugout meltdown: ‘I’m trying to win’

Padres' Machado explains dugout meltdown: 'I'm trying to win'

Padres third baseman Manny Machado went viral Sunday after he took out his frustration on a cooler in the dugout during San Diego’s loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Manny Machado goes to town on a water cooler in the dugout after popping out.

— Curt Hogg (@CyrtHogg) August 27, 2023

“It comes out every once in a while. I’m trying to win,” Machado said postgame, according to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune. “We’ve 30 games left. So I’m leaving it all out there. It’s all I got. Gotta leave it out there.”

Machado added: “Should have never taken it out on the cooler. Poor cooler. But it’s personal. I just want to come up clutch there.”

The Padres suffered a three-game sweep at the hands of the Brewers and entered play Monday with a 2.7% chance to qualify for the postseason, according to FanGraphs.

Padres manager Bob Melvin believes his club needs to put its focus on the field and not pay attention to the standings or scoreboard watching.

“It’s just: ‘Keep playing,'” Melvin said. “Keep playing and hope that something breaks that we haven’t been able to do basically the entire season.”

Copyright © 2023 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Full Story »


Leave a Comment

More in News

Phillies could get key player back from injury for NLCS

The Philadelphia Phillies could be getting a significant boost for ...

Phillies’ Realmuto calls D-Backs’ confidence ‘daunting’

Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto isn't going to take the ...

Rangers activate Max Scherzer for ALCS: What starter means for Texas’ chances vs. Houston

Max is back. The Rangers officially placed starter Max Scherzer ...

2023 MLB odds: Why you should bet on Astros to win the ALCS, MVP pick

Astros baseball in October has become inevitable. FOX Sports MLB ...

Rangers vs. Astros predictions, start time, how to watch, pitching matchups: Live updates

Follow along as the Rangers take on the Astros in ...

Trending on Baseball Chronicle

Kansas City Royals: Stock up, stock down

Here are players who have seen their stock rise or ...

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves Highlights

Check out the best moments from the Pittsburgh Pirates' 8-4 ...

Texas Rangers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Highlights

Check out the best moments from the Arizona Diamondbacks' 6-3 ...

Phils activate LHP Alvarado ahead of key series

The Phillies have activated left-hander Jose Alvarado from the injured ...