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With Padres, is the problem Petco or players?

Posted on: June 1, 2011 2:45 pm
Edited on: June 1, 2011 3:02 pm
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The Petco Park debate is alive and well again in San Diego, and with good reason.

The Padres, shockingly good last year when they won 90 games and stayed in contention to the final day of the season, have been shockingly inept at home this year, which is why they're in last place in the National League West.

Their 15-11 road record is the best in the division. Their 9-20 home record is the worst in the league.

The problem could be the ballpark.

Or maybe the problem is the players the Padres picked to play in that ballpark.

One scout who has seen the Padres both at home and on the road this year is convinced that the team is particularly ill-suited for the park.

"They're a different team when you get them out of Petco," the scout said. "They've got a lot of hackers, and when you play them in San Diego, you can just pitch them down and away and let the hackers hack away."

The numbers seem to bear that out. The Padres have a .199 team batting average at home, where they've scored just 65 runs in 29 games (and have been outscored, 116-65).

On the road, the Padres are hitting a much more respectable .263, with 122 runs in 26 games (and have outscored their opponents, 122-96).

No team in at least the last 50 years has hit under .200 at home for a full season.

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Category: MLB
Tags: Padres
 
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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: June 1, 2011 6:34 pm
 

With Padres, is the problem Petco or players?

This is pretty accurate. The Padres go out and get Brad Hawpe, Mayburn, and Jorge Cantu. These guys could not be any less suited for Petco. Terrible ballpark for them. Plus we have Ludwick who is in the same mold. We used to do great at building our team around this ballpark and now we've done a terrible job. GM should be fired


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