One area where Padres pitchers have struggled so far in 2008 is with runners in scoring position. Opponents are hitting .270/.371/.434 against them in those situations. Only four teams — the Marlins (823), Tigers (837), Rockies (859), and Rangers (916) — have allowed a higher OPS. Unfortunately, Padres pitchers also rank seventh in MLB in plate appearances with RISP. Bad combination, that.
Last year, opponents hit .266/.343/.391 against Padres pitchers with RISP. The OPS of 733 (rounding error) was good for sixth best in MLB. Here’s a more detailed look:
|Statistics are courtesy of Baseball-Reference and are through games of June 10, 2008.|
We’re not concluding anything here, just observing…
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Quick programming note: In-laws are in town this week and part of next (don’t worry, I like them, which reminds me: when looking for a potential mate, be sure to scout the rest of the family; just call me Doctor Love), and I’m working on several other projects, so posting may be light for a spell. Stuff will get done, I just may not be as involved as usual. So, you know, pretend to miss me or whatever.