Padres End Season With Series Loss
By Nick Lee
Sep 28, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Diego Padres shortstopAlexi Amarista
(5) stikes out in the ninth inning of their MLB baseball game with the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports. Giants won 9-3.
The Padres (77-85) finished up their 2014 season by losing the 4-game series to the Giants (88-74) three games to one. The Padres did achieve the goal of finishing with a better record than last year, achieving 77 wins as opposed to the 76 they have won the past 2 years. This 4-game series had showed every aspect of why the Padres finished 8 games below .500. The offense was mostly spotty, the pitching was great with a few hiccups.
As a team, the Padres hit .235, which is better than their season average. The offensive player of the series is Yasmani Grandal. He had 5 hits, 2 home runs, 8 RBI and 3 runs scored. Corey Spangenberg also had a great series, with 6 hits, an RBI and 2 runs scored. A few hitters finished the season well. A lot of Padres hitters finished below .250. Jedd Gyorko is the most notable, as he finished the season with a .210 average with 10 home runs and 51 RBI. This is a big drop off from his .249, 23 HR, 63 RBI season in 2013. The Padres have a lot of work to do with the bats.