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The Padres have the same record as last year

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Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

This season had so much going for it before it started, but the more things change the more they stay the same in Padres land.  I'm as surprised as anyone that we sit here after the 42nd game with the same record that the pitiful 2014 team had.  It doesn't seem possible.  The players seem so much better when their names are written on paper.

Padres teams that started with same record in 42 games

Year

Win in first 42

First 42 Win %

Season Wins

Season Games

Season Win %

1990

20

47.62

75

162

46.3

2009

20

47.62

75

162

46.3

2014

20

47.62

77

162

47.53

2015

20

47.62

20

42

47.62

1995

20

47.62

70

144

48.61

Still I've already had a hell of a lot more fun this year than all of last combined.  I think part of it is because attempting to score hasn't seemed so futile.  Yet, when we actually look at the runs in the first 42 games they've dipped in recent weeks and not as impressive as they were.  They're much better than in 2014, but the pitching was better back then too.

Petco Park era runs in the first 42 games

Year

Games

Runs Scored

Padres Average

Runs Against

Opponent Average

2015

42

181

4.31

199

4.74

2014

42

124

2.95

146

3.48

2013

42

163

3.88

184

4.38

2012

42

133

3.17

168

4

2011

42

160

3.81

173

4.12

2010

42

178

4.24

142

3.38

2009

42

156

3.71

196

4.67

2008

42

140

3.33

200

4.76

2007

42

179

4.26

145

3.45

2006

42

197

4.69

180

4.29

2005

42

199

4.74

178

4.24

2004

42

189

4.5

173

4.12

Speaking of pitching, the 2015 Padres are still being shutout at a really high rate, which wasn't supposed to happen.  With 7 they already have more than the 1990, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2004 and 2006 teams had in their entire season.

Padres teams with highest shutout %

Year

Shutouts

Games

Shutout %

2015

7

42

16.67

1976

23

162

14.2

1969

23

162

14.2

2014

19

162

11.73

2011

19

162

11.73

1973

19

162

11.73