My latest at Baseball Prospectus ($) focuses on Arizona’s recent hot streak, the Padres’ recent (well, since April anyway) cold streak, the Rockies’ even colder streak, Kenley Jansen’s freakishly high ERA and strikeout rate, and Buster Posey’s season-ending ankle injury.
From the article:
Speaking of last year’s surprise team, the Padres appear to be on a road to nowhere. Management hasn’t committed to looking toward 2012 yet, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that this is the best course of action. From May 17 to May 28, the Padres went 3-8 and hit .186/.231/.273, scoring as many as three runs in a game exactly once and scoring just 15 runs total.
On the bright side, the Padres are now 14-11 on the road. Go figure…