Padres notes: Bizarre errors; Myers’ thumb injury; an extra pitcher, maybe

The Padres started the season by going a major league-record 16 games without an error.

They have made up for it the past two games.

All five errors they have committed have contributed to runs. That included the three gaffes in Tuesday’s 9-6 victory over the Reds.

Two of the errors were odd ones committed by catcher Austin Nola, the first of them with two outs in the second inning when his throw to pitcher Joe Musgrove hit Colin Moran’s bat and bounced backward, allowing Nick Senzel to go from first to second. Senzel scored when Moran flared the next pitch into left field for a single.

“First time I’ve ever done it,” Nola said. “Crazy. I throw it and I’m like, ‘Did it just hit his bat?’ ”

With runners on first and second in the fourth inning, Senzel reached base when his swing clipped Nola’s glove. Moran followed with a grounder to second baseman Jake Cronenworth that drove in a run. A second run scored on the play when Ha-seong Kim bounced a throw past first base trying to complete a double play.

“Two blunders on my part,” Nola said. “I have to be better on my end being aware.”

Myers leaves

Wil Myers departed Tuesday’s game after aggravating his thumb injury while blooping an inside fastball to right field for a single in the fifth inning.

Myers’ right thumb was swollen even more than it was after his initial injury on April 12.

Manager Bob Melvin said Myers will not play Wednesday and likely not for either of the two games remaining in this series. It is possible Myers goes on the injured list to allow the injury to fully heal.

“We’ll come in tomorrow, evaluate and see what happens,” Myers said.

Myers played two games after jamming his thumb sliding into second base in San Francisco but then missed three games on the last homestand.

He was replaced by José Azocar in right field Tuesday night.

The league and players’ union agreed to allow teams to carry 14 pitchers on the active roster through May 29.

Rosters decrease from 28 to 26 on Monday, and a 13-pitcher limit was to go in effect. Pitcher health following a short spring training remains a concern and prompted the change.

The Padres, like most teams, have had 15 pitchers since opening day. They may not take advantage of the extra available spot right away.

“I’m not sure what we’ll do,” Melvin said. “It means you have a little bit of a lesser bench, too, and I’d like to be able to make some moves here. So it’s probably gonna go right down to the wire and see how our bullpen has been used and what we need. We will be coming off an off-day the day after that. So we’ll see how it goes. I think we can go either way with that one. ”

Starter rehab updates

  • Travel issues getting to El Paso on Monday prompted the Padres to push back Mike Clevinger’s final rehab start a day. Clevinger, on the injured list with a right knee sprain, will start for the Triple-A Chihuahuas Wednesday morning. The Padres have not determined what they will do with their rotation when he returns. Clevinger could start in Cleveland, where he pitched from 2016 through August 2020, when the Padres acquired him in a trade.
  • Blake Snell (groin) will drive to Ft. Wayne, Ind., On Wednesday and pitch for the High-A TinCaps on Thursday. It is the first of what Melvin termed “several” rehab starts. Snell has insisted he wants to make “a couple” rehab starts.

There, here

  • Shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., who was with the team on the first road trip, stayed in San Diego this time. Besides working out, he can also conveniently continue to have his wrist scanned to determine when he can start swinging a bat. His hope has been to do so by next week. Tatis is on the 60-day IL and is not eligible to be activated until June 7. The Padres are still anticipating a mid- or late-June return.
  • Designated hitter Luke Voit, who hopes to return from his right biceps tendon injury Tuesday in Cleveland, is on the trip.

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