Pitching keeping Padres in race despite awful offense

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The 2014 Padres have allowed their opponents to score at total of 100 runs after 28 games.  That ties them with the 1985 and 2002 Padres for 4th among all Padres teams.  The 2010 (92), 1972 (95) and 2011 (96) are the only teams to have allowed less runs through this point in the season.  Their pitching has kept them in the race, just one game under .500 and 3.5 games out of first.

As far as scoring runs, only the 1988 team was worse with 73 runs after 28 games.  The 2014 Padres have scored 75, one of the many offensive stats that are the worst in the majors.  Scott Miller gives us the bad news as usual:

Padres' offense amongst the worst in MLB, but pitching staff is keeping them alive | FOX Sports on MSN

Heading into the middle game of the Giants series this week, the Padres' offense ranked dead last in the majors in runs scored (75), RBI (68), on-base percentage (.279) and OPS (.612).

The Padres ranked 29th in the majors in slugging percentage (.318) and in batting average with runners in scoring position (.191). They ranked 28th in the majors in home runs (14) and total bases (.296). They were tied for fourth in grounding into double plays (25).

Year

Games

Runs Scored

Average Runs

Runs Allowed

Opponent Average Runs

1969

28

90

3.21

127

4.54

1970

28

101

3.61

105

3.75

1971

28

87

3.11

131

4.68

1972

28

82

2.93

95

3.39

1973

28

96

3.43

131

4.68

1974

28

93

3.32

147

5.25

1975

28

96

3.43

118

4.21

1976

28

118

4.21

112

4

1977

28

127

4.54

148

5.29

1978

28

88

3.14

115

4.11

1979

28

131

4.68

142

5.07

1980

28

97

3.46

111

3.96

1981

28

85

3.04

127

4.54

1982

28

134

4.79

112

4

1983

28

135

4.82

123

4.39

1984

28

134

4.79

120

4.29

1985

28

116

4.14

100

3.57

1986

28

91

3.25

107

3.82

1987

28

95

3.39

140

5

1988

28

73

2.61

117

4.18

1989

28

91

3.25

114

4.07

1990

28

128

4.57

119

4.25

1991

28

116

4.14

130

4.64

1992

28

109

3.89

128

4.57

1993

28

113

4.04

125

4.46

1994

28

109

3.89

132

4.71

1995

28

134

4.79

160

5.71

1996

28

154

5.5

112

4

1997

28

115

4.11

116

4.14

1998

28

144

5.14

113

4.04

1999

28

111

3.96

134

4.79

2000

28

150

5.36

145

5.18

2001

28

146

5.21

142

5.07

2002

28

97

3.46

100

3.57

2003

28

109

3.89

144

5.14

2004

28

126

4.5

111

3.96

2005

28

122

4.36

122

4.36

2006

28

117

4.18

127

4.54

2007

28

125

4.46

109

3.89

2008

28

92

3.29

130

4.64

2009

28

109

3.89

138

4.93

2010

28

125

4.46

92

3.29

2011

28

84

3

96

3.43

2012

28

91

3.25

112

4

2013

28

107

3.82

131

4.68

2014

28

75

2.68

100

3.57

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