Bryce Miller: Offensive skid signals concern for Padres seeking next level

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

The only lining flashing a smidge of silver after the Padres continued back-sliding into offensive lethargy Sunday against the Mets was manager Jayce Tingler’s refusal to pooh-pooh fates. He could bemoan the continued loss of starting center fielder Trent Grisham and catcher Austin Nola. He could lean on Manny Machado being out of the lineup. He could have hinted amid the run-scoring crickets that Marcus Stroman and, a day earlier, Jacob deGrom are among the best arms in the game. Tinger could have gone full spin doctor. He didn’t in the wake of a 6-2 loss at Petco Park that felt worse. If the…

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