Which comes first the shutout by the Padres or of the Padres?

Marc Serota

I've been out of town on bizness since last weekend and had very little access to a computer, so my blogging is a little bit behind.  While I was gone, the Padres were shutout for the first time.  It happened on April 5th, the 5th game of the season, by a difference of 5 runs, in a city with 5 letters in its name.  Weird right?

Here's the table I posted last year with this year's update.

Earliest shutout of the Padres offense

Year

Game

Opponent

Home/Away

Runs

Runs Against

1974

1

LAD

@

0

8

1971

1

SFG


0

4

2002

1

ARI

@

0

2

1975

1

SFG


0

2

1982

1

ATL


0

1

2012

2

LAD


0

6

1978

2

SFG

@

0

6

1976

2

ATL


0

3

1990

2

LAD


0

1

1973

3

LAD


0

4

2011

3

STL

@

0

2

1981

3

SFG

@

0

2

1986

3

LAD

@

0

1

1969

4

SFG


0

8

2010

4

COL

@

0

7

2014

5

MIA

@

0

5

1970

6

LAD

@

0

6

1983

6

ATL

@

0

4

1985

8

LAD


0

5

1997

8

PIT


0

2

1972

8

LAD

@

0

1

1991

8

CIN


0

1

1989

9

ATL


0

5

1987

9

SFG


0

1

2004

10

ARI


0

5

2005

10

LAD

@

0

4

2006

10

ATL

@

0

2

2008

10

SFG

@

0

1

1996

12

ATL


0

4

1988

13

LAD

@

0

6

1994

13

STL

@

0

5

1984

13

LAD

@

0

4

1999

13

PIT


0

3

1977

13

ATL

@

0

2

1992

13

HOU

@

0

1

2001

14

COL


0

8

2003

15

LAD

@

0

3

2009

15

SFG

@

0

1

1995

17

CHC

@

0

5

2013

17

SFG

@

0

2

1979

20

PHI

@

0

2

1998

23

PIT


0

6

2000

32

CIN

@

0

2

1993

35

SFG


0

3

2007

37

STL


0

5

1980

44

HOU

@

0

1

I was curious as to whether the Padres usually shutout a team first or were shutout first.  So I created another table.

YEAR

GM # SHUTOUT BY

GM # SHUTOUT OF

EARLIEST

1969

2

4

BY

1970

5

6

BY

1971

27

1

OF

1972

3

8

BY

1973

11

3

OF

1974

60

1

OF

1975

11

1

OF

1976

26

2

OF

1977

54

13

OF

1978

10

2

OF

1979

21

20

OF

1980

10

44

BY

1981

13

3

OF

1982

7

1

OF

1983

24

6

OF

1984

19

13

OF

1985

2

8

BY

1986

2

3

BY

1987

20

9

OF

1988

9

13

BY

1989

21

9

OF

1990

15

2

OF

1991

17

8

OF

1992

8

13

BY

1993

37

35

OF

1994

5

13

BY

1995

20

17

OF

1996

8

12

BY

1997

27

8

OF

1998

11

23

BY

1999

10

13

BY

2000

2

32

BY

2001

22

14

OF

2002

7

1

OF

2003

6

15

BY

2004

15

10

OF

2005

3

10

BY

2006

28

10

OF

2007

1

37

BY

2008

1

10

BY

2009

42

15

OF

2010

11

4

OF

2011

28

3

OF

2012

25

2

OF

2013

32

17

OF

So as you can see the Padres were shutout first by another team 27 times and they did the shutting out 18 times first.  This information probably isn't too valuable, but I thought I'd share.

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