Compiling Padres Line scores for no particular reason

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODA

I'm not quite sure why I compiled all the Padres offense's Line Scores, except that I was curious.  I wanted to see which inning the Padres tend to score the most runs and the least.  It turns out the Padres have scored the most runs in the 1st inning, which I guess makes sense since opposing pitchers may take time to settle in and find their groove.  Plus the Padres were likely plating their best hitters.

The team scored the least amount of runs in the 2nd inning of 9 inning games.  All that scoring in the 1st tires them out, I suppose.  I was guessing that the scoring would be the lowest in the 9th inning when opposing closers entered the game, but I was wrong.

1969-2013 Padres Line Score Totals (Innings 1-11)


1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

11th

Total Runs

3694

2707

3180

3248

3216

3434

3209

3152

2344

261

138

Total Innings

7166

7166

7166

7166

7166

7164

7159

7157

5714

703

391

Average Runs per Inning

0.5155

0.3778

0.4438

0.4533

0.4488

0.4793

0.4482

0.4404

0.4102

0.3713

0.3529

There's not really enough extra inning games to draw many conclusions with the numbers but they're fun to look at.

1969-2013 Padres Line Score Totals (Innings 12-22)


12th

13th

14th

15th

16th

17th

18th

19th

20th

21st

22nd

Total Runs

84

68

29

17

8

4

5

0

0

3

0

Total Innings

226

137

81

48

26

17

9

5

4

3

1

Average Runs per Inning

0.3717

0.4964

0.358

0.3542

0.3077

0.2353

0.5556

0

0

1

0

data via RetroSheet.org

This year, through 32 games, the Padres are scoring the most during the 4th inning and the least in the 2nd and 3rd.

2014 Padres Line Score Total for first 32 games


1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

11th

12th

Total Runs

8

3

3

17

12

10

10

10

9

0

0

2

Total Innings

32

32

32

32

32

32

32

32

25

2

2

2

Average Runs per Inning

0.2500

0.0938

0.0938

0.5313

0.3750

0.3125

0.3125

0.3125

0.3600

0.0000

0.0000

1.0000

So there you have it.  If you're watching a game this year you don't have to worry about watching the first 3 innings, you won't be missing much Padres offense.

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