Has anyone seen the innings being put up on the board by the San Diego Padres? Man! The other game they put up a seven spot in one inning against the Cleveland Indians. They are hitting like nuts this Spring Training season and all appearances seem to suggest that they are really moving on all cylinders and could be an offensive force to be reckoned with this regular season. But appearances can be deceiving.
The Padres are making a show of the spring season. They are batting at a team average of .295 which is good enough for a top ten spot among all Major League Baseball teams. They have plated a whopping sixty-three runs already which is second to only the Indians. That must mean something for the season right? Surely this means they will go into the season and have a strong offense all season. Not necessarily.
Last spring the Padres didn’t wind up ranked second for runs scored. They were first ranked among all MLB teams in runs scored last spring. That seemed like a good sign too until they finished all the way down in twenty-third overall for runs scored. That includes the late success they had as well. With that said, they do have some strong hitters and they might indeed have a powerful and successful season offensively. If they do, it won’t have anything to do with how they played this spring however.