San Diego Padres

5th NL West | 33-44
  • Batting Avg
    24th
    .242 AVG
  • Runs
    18th
    326 R
  • Earned Runs Avg
    22nd
    4.47 ERA
  • Home Runs Allowed
    12th
    84 HR
  • ABC News

    Reds Retires Pete Rose's Number, Finally Beat Padres 3-0

    The only thing missing from Pete Rose's gala was a win by the Reds. Their top starter took care of it. Anthony DeSclafani pitched eight innings and singled with the bases loaded on Sunday, helping Cincinnati wrap up its weekend dedicated to the hits king with a 3-0 victory over the San Diego Padres. Playing in front of a third straight sellout crowd, the Reds got everything they needed from DeSclafani. "Eight shutout innings — what a lift for the team," manager Bryan Price said. "That's a lift for all of us." DeSclafani (2-0) gave up five singles, struck out five, and didn't allow a runner to reach second base. He also hit an RBI single in the sixth inning off Luis Perdomo (2-3). His first hit

  • HardballTalk

    Home runs being hit at a pace not seen since 2000

    2,598 home runs have been hit already this season, putting the league on pace for over 5,500. The only two times the league has combined for 5,500 or more home runs in a season was in 2000 (5,693) and 1999 (5,528), per Baseball Almanac. This is also reflected in the per-game averages. The current average of 1.15 home runs per game is ahead of the 1999 pace (1.14) and behind 2000 (1.17). As for other trends, run scoring is at its highest level since 2009. Hitters are still striking out at unseen rates and the league batting average and on-base percentages aren’t noticeably different than in the past. The power trend sticks out like a sore thumb. While nine players last season hit 40-plus homers,