Manny Machado gets first two hits with Padres

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Manny Machado went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in his Padres debut on Opening Day, but he got his first two hits with San Diego last night.

It didn’t start out too well for Machado for the second straight game last night, as he struck out in his first two at-bats. But then he lined a single to left off Derek Holland in the fifth. That advanced baserunner Wil Myers to third, who then on a sacrifice fly. Machado singled again in the seventh off Mark Melancon.

In other new Padre news, top prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. — who had two hits on opening day — doubled off the wall in the second and later came around to score and new second baseman Ian Kinsler homered leading off the third.

Padres pitchers showed up too, coming within three outs of their second straight shutout before Evan Longoria homered leading off the ninth. With the shutout of the Giants on Opening Day, San Diego pitchers tossed 17 scoreless innings to start the season. That’s a record for the Friars, who are 2-0 to begin the year for the first time since 2011.

In the end the Padres beat the Giants 4-1. And they really have to like the way things have gotten going in 2019.

MLB homer leader Pete Alonso to IL with bone bruise, sprain in wrist

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PITTSBURGH — The New York Mets will have to dig out of an early-season hole without star first baseman Pete Alonso.

The leading home run hitter in the majors will miss three-to-four weeks with a bone bruise and a sprain in his left wrist.

The Mets placed Alonso on the 10-day injured list Friday, retroactive to June 8. Alonso was hit in the wrist by a 96 mph fastball from Charlie Morton in the first inning of a 7-5 loss to Atlanta on Wednesday.

Alonso traveled to New York for testing on Thursday. X-rays revealed no broken bones, but the Mets will be missing one of the premier power hitters in the game as they try to work their way back into contention in the NL East.

“We got better news than it could have been,” New York manager Buck Showalter said. “So we take that as a positive. It could have been worse.”

New York had lost six straight heading into a three-game series at Pittsburgh that began Friday. Mark Canha started at first for the Mets in the opener. Mark Vientos could also be an option, though Showalter said the coaching staff may have to use its “imagination” in thinking of ways to get by without Alonso.

“I’m not going to say someone has to step up and all that stuff,” Showalter said. “You’ve just got to be who you are.”

Even with Alonso in the lineup, the Mets have struggled to score consistently. New York is 16th in the majors in runs scored.

The team also said Friday that reliever Edwin Uceta had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. Uceta initially went on the IL in April with what the team called a sprained left ankle. He is expected to be out for at least an additional eight weeks.

New York recalled infielder Luis Guillorme and left-handed reliever Zach Muckenhirn from Triple-A Syracuse. The Mets sent catcher Tomás Nido to Triple-A and designated reliever Stephen Nogosek for assignment.

Nogosek is 0-1 with a 5.63 ERA in 13 games this season.