The San Diego Padres are starting bounce back after a rough start to the simulated season. Here we’ll look at how far they’ve come in week three.
We continue our simulated season on MLB The Show of the San Diego Padres as we wait for this virus situation to calm down and real baseball to resume.
Full disclosure, either I’m an idiot or MLB The Show is making it too complicated for me to save my seasons. This is not the third week in a row I’ve had to start from the beginning because my simulated season didn’t save.
Instead of going 4-9 through the first two weeks this time the Padres improved to 6-7, which is probably more inline with what I think would have happened.
But hopefully this time it will actually save my progress. Or I’ll just keep doing this until the Padres go undefeated.
Week 3 Results
As I mentioned last week, the Padres were entering a weaker part of their schedule in April and should be able to pick up some wins. And boy did they going 5-1 on the week.
It didn’t start off great with a loss to the San Francisco Giants on April 10, but then they came back to win that series before sweeping the Colorado Rockies at home.
They had an off day on Monday and oddly have another one today (Friday, April 17) before a two-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks and then another off day.
At 11-8 the Padres are now third in the NL West behind the 13-7 Arizona Diamondbacks and 12-7 Los Angeles Dodgers.
As a team, San Diego is hitting just .235 with a 3.77 ERA.
This time it’s Fernando Tatis Jr. who is off to a blazing start hitting .275 with 5 home runs and 15 RBI. Trent Grisham has been on fire as well with 6 home runs and 16 RBI (I’m not sure about that one).
Manny Machado is hitting just .208, which is different from the other two sims I did where he was killing the ball. But he does have 6 home runs.
On the pitching side, Chris Paddack has not had a great start this time around with a 4.98 ERA in 21.2 innings with 21 strikeouts.
It’s Zach Davies who is leading the starting staff right now with a 1.74 ERA in 20.2 innings with 15 strikeouts; although, he has walked 12 batters.
Dinelson Lamet leads the team with 28 strikeouts to go along with a solid 3.57 ERA — I’ll take that from him all day.
That will do it for this week’s simulation. If there are particular players you’re interested in, please let me know in the comments below. I think I saved it correctly this time around, so hopefully we can pick right back up next week.