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The Padres are scoring more runs than last year, lots more

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I saw this tweet yesterday from the U-T's Matt Calkins.  It signals quite the turnaround for a pathetic Padres offensive team from 2014 to this year, but all that run scoring has only earned the 2015 two more wins than their predecessor.

The 2015 Padres are averaging 5.04 runs a game, the most for any Padres team in the Petco Park era.  Get this, that 131 runs is the exact same number of runs the 1998 team scored in its first 26 games.  They however had 19 wins at this point and kept their opponents to 3.85 runs a game.

Year

Games

Padres runs

Padres Avg

Opponent Runs

Opponent Avg

2004

26

122

4.69

107

4.12

2005

26

112

4.31

114

4.38

2006

26

103

3.96

122

4.69

2007

26

115

4.42

106

4.08

2008

26

84

3.23

121

4.65

2009

26

106

4.08

134

5.15

2010

26

117

4.5

84

3.23

2011

26

72

2.77

94

3.62

2012

26

82

3.15

99

3.81

2013

26

101

3.88

123

4.73

2014

26

69

2.65

90

3.46

2015

26

131

5.04

119

4.58

The most the Padres have ever scored in 26 games was 141 runs in 1996 and the least was in 1988 when they scored 68.  The most they allowed to their opponent was 155 in 1995 and the least was 84 in 2010.