As of the 7th, the major leagues have played just under 60 games. That’s 38 per cent of the 162-game season.
The most disappointing MLB team right now is the San Diego Padres of the National League West. They’re dead last in terms of payroll. The team’s $247.4 million payroll ranks third overall. However, their record is 28-33 and they are fourth in the NL West.
They lost the first game of a two-game short series against the Seattle Mariners 1-4 on 7 July (KST). Scattered just four hits. Went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position. The lone run came in the bottom of the third inning on a botched check-swinging grounder to first by Fernando Tatis Jr. that put runners on second and third with nobody out. Kim, batting leadoff, also went 0-for-3, dropping his batting average to .247.
Starter Joe Musgrove was pulled after five innings but did his job. He gave up one run on four hits with eight strikeouts and one walk, putting his team in position to win. However, he was unable to build on the momentum of his 5-0 shutout the day before.메이저사이트
Seattle broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning with Teoscar Hernandez’s 10th homer of the season and Julio Rodriguez’s 11th solo shot of the season in the eighth to take advantage of San Diego’s bullpen for a 4-1 victory.
The victory over San Diego improved their record to 30-30 after being swept in a three-game weekend series by the fellow AL West-leading Texas Rangers. Starter Logan Gilbert gave up three runs on seven hits with two walks and six strikeouts to improve to 4-3 with a 3.80 ERA.
San Diego’s biggest problem has been its inability to hit with runners in scoring position. The bats have been silent with runners in scoring position, as evidenced by their 8-for-8 night. They are currently batting .194 with runners in scoring position. It’s the only team in the top 30. That’s a far cry from the Texas Rangers’ .337, who have scored 10 or more runs 16 times this year. Texas is the only team in the top third, a stark difference from San Diego.
The lethargic hitting with runners in scoring position is reflected in their record. They have lost three straight this year. After their last three-game losing streak from 30 April to 2 May, they won just three games in a row. That’s why they can’t break the five-win mark.
The question is, when will San Diego’s rebound finally materialise, as the team has fallen off the face of the earth, even with All-Stars Fernando Tatis Jr, Manny Machado, Juan Soto and Xander Bogaerts.