Swept by the hated Mariners by a combined score of 14-2? Nice of the Padres to make a cameo in Seattle’s weekend romp through our humble hamlet.
The Padres are now 8-18 at Petco Park and have been outscored 109-59, or by roughly two runs a game. Here is where pithy commentary on an increasingly sad state of affairs would go if I had any left to offer.
And didn’t we fix that whole suckage thing? This was fun:
W-L RS RA BA OBP SLG 4-2 51 39 .336 .373 .480
This, not so much:
W-L RS RA BA OBP SLG 1-5 6 25 .204 .254 .263
Oops, I forgot… you can’t tell squat from a six-game sample.
Fortunately, the Padres catch a break as the Cardinals come to town for three games. St. Louis only has the best run differential (+50) in the National League; is 14-11 on the road; and features Lance Berkman (.338/.451/.662), Matt Holliday (.349/.439/.557), and Albert Pujols (dangerous despite his current impersonation of Mark DeRosa).
Four things that promise to be more competitive than this series:
- Harlem Globetrotters vs Washington Generals
- Shooting fish in a barrel
- Taking candy from a baby
- Everything else in the world
Good times, my friends, good times. Bring it…