If you're into gallows humor, it was kind of funny last night as all the sports writers, MLB.com's Corey Brock in particular tried to keep track of the number of home runs the Padres have allowed this season. The Brewers pitching staff led the league prior to the game allowing 50 home runs over the course of the season. The Padres kept creeping ever closer to tying them as tweets were sent out with updated totals. The home runs were flying so fast out of SafeCo last night that they'd have to correct the tweet moments later.
The #Padres have allowed four home runs tonight, giving them 48 for the season. That's second behind the #Jays (49).— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) May 13, 2015
... and now the #Padres are tied with the #Jays with 49 home runs allowed.— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) May 13, 2015
Put away your abacus, I've got this: The #Padres have now allowed 50 home runs this season, which ties them with the #Brewers.— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) May 13, 2015
Correct, the 50 home runs allowed are the most in the big leagues. The #Brewers didn't allow one today. #Padres— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) May 13, 2015
In the end the Mariners hit 6 home runs off of Padres pitching. I was curious to see how many times the Padres had given up so many long balls in in a game. It's happened 7 times in Padres history. The record for the most home runs is 7 and that happened 4 times. Oof.