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Padres pitchers stingy with runs in first 19 games

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Denis Poroy

Here's another interesting tweet, this one from Geoff Young of Ducksnorts.

As Geoff says, in 19 games the Padres pitching staff has only allowed 60 runs. They did that once before in 1972, but only once eclipsed that total when they allowed 58 in 1985.

Also notice that the 2014 Padres are tied for 6th worst with the least number of runs scored (53). If only the offense and defense could click at the same time.

Runs scored and allowed in the first 19 games

Year

Games

Padres Runs

Padres Average

Opponent Runs

Opponent Average

1985

19

64

3.37

58

3.05

1972

19

46

2.42

60

3.16

2014

19

53

2.79

60

3.16

2011

19

60

3.16

64

3.37

1986

19

60

3.16

65

3.42

1982

19

98

5.16

67

3.53

1988

19

48

2.53

69

3.63

2002

19

53

2.79

70

3.68

1970

19

54

2.84

72

3.79

2010

19

84

4.42

72

3.79

1976

19

85

4.47

73

3.84

1975

19

66

3.47

74

3.89

1997

19

86

4.53

74

3.89

2007

19

85

4.47

75

3.95

1980

19

63

3.32

75

3.95

1992

19

70

3.68

75

3.95

1990

19

90

4.74

77

4.05

1969

19

46

2.42

78

4.11

1996

19

114

6

79

4.16

1998

19

109

5.74

79

4.16

1973

19

55

2.89

79

4.16

1978

19

60

3.16

80

4.21

1984

19

97

5.11

80

4.21

2012

19

63

3.32

81

4.26

2008

19

62

3.26

82

4.32

2005

19

85

4.47

82

4.32

1991

19

78

4.11

82

4.32

1993

19

79

4.16

82

4.32

1981

19

44

2.32

85

4.47

2004

19

97

5.11

87

4.58

1989

19

58

3.05

89

4.68

1987

19

49

2.58

90

4.74

1999

19

81

4.26

91

4.79

2013

19

64

3.37

92

4.84

2006

19

78

4.11

93

4.89

1977

19

91

4.79

93

4.89

2009

19

82

4.32

97

5.11

1983

19

95

5

97

5.11

2000

19

104

5.47

98

5.16

1971

19

54

2.84

99

5.21

2003

19

76

4

99

5.21

1994

19

71

3.74

100

5.26

1979

19

88

4.63

103

5.42

2001

19

93

4.89

106

5.58

1974

19

56

2.95

116

6.11

1995

19

105

5.53

125

6.58