We continue our simulation of the San Diego Padres regular season with week two action where things get even worse for the good guys.
Had the season started on time, the San Diego Padres would be 13 games into the regular season today (Friday, April 10) and getting ready for a six-game home stand against the San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies.
As it is, the season remains on hold and we’re left to wonder what could have been.
In case you missed week 1 on our simulation, you can catch up on it here.
But I’ll be honest with you, my game glitched after last week’s simulation and I had to start the season over again.
Instead of going 2-5 in the first week this time the Padres went 3-4, which was a nice improvement.
I did tweak the lineup a little based on a comment last week from Notforever2020 and I replaced Brian Dozier in the starting lineup with Jurickson Profar as I do believe Profar would have gotten the first shot at second to start the season even though Dozier is rated higher in the MLB The Show.
Please make sure to leave any comments or suggestions below. And look back at my week one article to see my lineups.
Week 2 Results
But week two was a complete disaster for the Padres as they won just one game in six attempts. They started the week going 1-2 in Coors field against the Rockies and then they were swept in Atlanta by the Braves.
The series in Atlanta was a tight one as they had a couple of one-run losses and the other loss was by just two runs.
San Diego is currently dead last in the NL West with a record of 4-9. They’re hitting .257 as a team but the pitching has been terrible with a 5.64 ERA.
Fernando Tatis Jr. had a much better week and is now hitting .261 with 2 home runs and 5 doubles. Manny Machado remains on fire hitting .354 with 4 home runs and 11 RBI, while Tommy Pham is hitting .280 with 2 home runs.
The ball must be flying out early in the season as Eric Hosmer has 4 home runs but is hitting just .222.
The switch to Profar has been solid as he’s hitting .267 with a home run.
Chris Paddack looks like a potential Cy Young candidate through two weeks with a 1.33 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in 20.1 innings with 21 strikeouts. And Garrett Richards has been good with a 3.27 ERA in 11 innings with 13 strikeouts.
They really need to pick up the slack if San Diego is going to turn this ship around in week 3. Please make sure you check back next week to see how things go. And please leave your comments and lineup suggestions in the comments below.