The San Diego Padres have finished their most recent homestand, and let’s just say that this was one to forget.
On Wednesday, they were completely shut down by Cal Quantrill and the Cleveland Guardians, falling 7-0 as Blake Snell had a rare clunker against a team he had previously had a 1.25 ERA against.
Snell went just 3.1 innings and allowed six runs against the Guardians.
During the homestand, the Padres managed to score just nine runs on 33 hits, posting a .176 team average, striking out 50 times, and going 4-for-38 with runners in scoring position, which amounts to a .105 average.
The offense was cold, and the Padres went 2-4 in the homestand.
The Padres' offense during their six-game (2-4) homestand:
◾ Runs: 9
◾ Avg: .176
◾ Hits: 33
◾ Strikeouts: 50
◾ RISP: 4-38 (.105)
◾ Left on base: 51
If this isn't rock bottom… 😬 pic.twitter.com/fOE5dV4Vvi
— Darnay Tripp (@DarnayTripp) August 25, 2022
Padres Bats Go Quiet
This is not what you want to see if you’re a Padres fan, especially after your team acquired three sluggers in Juan Soto, Josh Bell, and Brandon Drury.
Granted, the drama surrounding Fernando Tatis Jr.‘s suspension has been a lot to handle, but with those three hitters surrounding Manny Machado, you would expect to see more offense.
Right now, it’s just not happening for the Padres, who managed just one run in the two-game series with Cleveland.
San Diego has control of the third Wild Card spot in the National League right now, leading the Milwaukee Brewers, who are also slumping, by a game and a half.
But that lead could soon vanish if they don’t kick up their offensive production a little bit.
With the players they have in the lineup, one would expect more production, even without Tatis, as they have been scoring plenty of runs this season without him.
But that has not been the case as of late, and the Padres will need to score more runs if they want to reach the postseason.NEXT: The Guardians Made Blake Snell Look Lost On Wednesday