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Padres on a two game streak of being shutout

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The Padres were shutout for the 13th time this season.  That's two games in a row if you're keeping score at home.  It was the most shutouts in MLB yesterday and it is today as well.  They're averaging a shutout every 6 games or so.  They're on pace for the most in Padres history.  Yikes.

Year

Shutouts

Games

Shutout rate

Games per Shutout

2015

13

80

16.25

6.15

1976

23

162

14.2

7.04

1969

23

162

14.2

7.04

Here's how the Padres have fared in the first 80 games of each of their seasons at Petco Park.  You've got to hand it to Preller, he improved the offensive production over the 2014 season but it comes all at once or not at all.  That's what I can't understand.  How is the offense so inconsistent?  Maybe there's something to the old "save some runs for tomorrow" idiom.

Year

Games

Total Runs Scored

Padres Average

Total Runs Allowed

Opponent Average

2014

80

239

2.99

297

3.71

2012

80

273

3.41

351

4.39

2011

80

277

3.46

306

3.83

2008

80

296

3.7

372

4.65

2009

80

304

3.8

398

4.98

2015

80

332

4.15

365

4.56

2010

80

335

4.19

267

3.34

2013

80

335

4.19

351

4.39

2007

80

348

4.35

271

3.39

2004

80

350

4.38

331

4.14

2006

80

356

4.45

334

4.18

2005

80

358

4.48

348

4.35

When they lose, which is often they are losing by an average of over 4 runs.  There are no close games this year.  They've still only had one walk-off win, which is bizarre in itself.

Year

Average score difference in losses

1974

-4.55

2002

-4.17

1997

-4.16

2009

-4.08

2015

-4.05

If you define a blowout loss as losing by 5 or more runs, the Padres have done that 16 times in 80 games.  In a way I think that makes them easier to watch, it's not as stressful.

Year

Blow out losses of 5 or more runs

1974

18

2009

17

2015

16

I guess what I'm trying to say is I don't know what the eff is going on with this team.  One minute it looks like they'll turn things around, the next they look like a bunch of losers.   But for whatever reason I can't turn away.  I haven't been out to the park as much but I just keep tuning into the games and diligently watching them.  As bad as they've been I just can't stay mad at them.  Know what I mean?