The Padres will be facing Reds starter Homer Bailey this afternoon. He has gone 4-0 in seven career starts against San Diego, notching exactly one win each of the past four seasons. It's not like he's pitched great against them; his 4.30 ERA isn't anything to write home about. But never mind his luck against teams in years past and players who aren't around; I was more interested in how the guys on the current roster have done against him, so I went to his 'vs. batters' page on BR and control-effed around.
Yonder Alonso: 1-5, K
Alexi Amarista: 1-6, 3B, RBI
Everth Cabrera: 1-5, HR, RBI
Chris Denorfia: 2-6, HR, RBI, 3 K
Logan Forsythe: 2-6, RBI
Chase Headley: 3-11, 2B, RBI, BB, 2 K
Nick Hundley: 2-9, 4 K
Mark Kotsay: 2-6, 2B, 2 RBI
Carlos Quentin: 1-6, RBI, K
Will Venable: 4-13, 2B, 3B, RBI, 3 BB, 3 K
Jesus Guzman, Jedd Gyorko, and Rene Rivera have yet to face Bailey. Starting pitcher Eric Stults has never gone up against him either. The current Padres who have faced him haven't hit him often, but when they did they hit him hard.
Bailey has surrendered nine home runs to Padres batters in just 44 innings. Only two were hit by players on the current roster. Adrian Gonzalez hit three off of Bailey when it was still the lord's will for him to be in San Diego. Former Friars Scott Hairston, Kevin Kouzmanoff, and Yorvit Torrealba each hit one apiece, as has current disabled list inhabitant Kyle Blanks. Blanks is 3-8 with a pair of doubles to go along with his homer off Homer, also driving in three runs and walking once. It'd be nice to have him in there today, but hopefully our guys can post their first win over Bailey without him, and maybe get that home run total up to about 13 or 14.