Friday, July 10, 2009
Padre Offensive WoesPosted by Chris Jaffe
Last night, San Diego was threatened with a no-hitter, as Giant hurler Tim Lincecum kept them from getting a hit until the seventh inning.
Tonight, they were no-hit, by Jonathan Sanchez. It would've been a perfect game had Juan Uribe not made an error in the eighth.
So far, so obvious.
Let's walk it back a bit. When was the last time the Pads got a hit in any of the following innings? Well .
1st inning - July 2
2nd inning - July 8.
3rd inning - July 5.
4th inning - July 8.
5th inning - July 7.
6th inning - July 7.
7th inning - July 9.
8th inning - July 6.
9th inning - July 8.
Yeah, it's been over a week (with a game played every day) since their last first inning hit.
In some ways, it's worse than that. They haven't scored a first inning run in two weeks, since June 26. That was also the last time their game's lead-off hitter got a hit.
History instructor by day, statnerd by night, Chris Jaffe leads one of the most exciting double lives imaginable; with the exception of every other double life possible to imagine. Despite his lack of comic-book-hero-worthiness, Chris enjoys farting around with this stuff. His new book, Evaluating Baseball's Managers is available for order. Chris welcomes responses to his articles via e-mail. Oh, and now he's on twitter.