The San Diego Padres’ opening payroll is 249 million dollars (approximately 333.3 billion won), which is third in the major leagues after the New York Mets and New York Yankees.
San Diego, which was considered a favorite to win the World Series before the opening, is 19-22 with a recent 5-game losing streak, and the winning rate is less than 50%. They are down to third place in the National League West, seven games behind their rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers, who are leading the league.
San Diego lost 0-4 in a game against the Dodgers held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, USA on the 15th (hereafter Korean time).
MLB.com said, “San Diego again failed to rebound with runners in scoring position. In a lineup full of superstars, they didn’t show the offense they were supposed to.”
I pinched the humiliating data. MLB.com said, “San Diego is maintaining the worst pace in history with runners in scoring position. San Diego recorded no hits in 9 at-bats in scoring range against the Dodgers on the 15th, and the scoring range batting average fell to .198 below the Mendoza line.”
He continued, “It is the worst batting average among all teams in history. Data from some of the 1940s and earlier are incomplete, the worst in at least 80 years.”
Even if a runner is on base, it is difficult to score because it is not called home. San Diego boasts a superstar lineup with Manny Machado and Juan Soto as they signed offseason free agent Zander Bogatz and returned Fernando Tatis Jr., who was suspended for taking a banned substance.
It is third in team payroll, but it is not using its strength with the worst scoring position batting average of all time. San Diego, which has the lowest batting average in scoring position, is 29th with a team batting average of .225, and its OPS in scoring position is .630, which is 29th among 30 major league teams.
Kim Ha-seong, who is 6th among the starting pitchers in the team with a batting average of 2.21 li for the season, is only batting average of 1.7 6 li (6 hits in 34 at bats, 2 homers) in scoring position.
“We are definitely under pressure,” said Machado, the team’s main hitter. I want to win, but I am not playing good baseball right now.” Machado is batting .232 with 5 home runs and 18 RBIs on the season, but his OPS of .654 is below the team average.메이저놀이터
“We have to keep fighting,” Machado said. I think everyone here knows what we have. We have mutual confidence that things will change and get better. There are all-star players, and there are future Hall of Fame players. I know I just have to trust the process,” he said optimistically.