The San Diego Padres are starting to really catch fire in our simulated season on MLB The Show with a huge week four.
It was a rough start for the San Diego Padres in our simulated 2020 season, but they’ve really started to turn things around the last two weeks.
As I wrote last week, the team was heating up and starting to play like we thought they might and that continued in week four with a 4-1 week.
The Padres had two more off days this week — they’ve already had five off days in the first four weeks.
They swept the Arizona Diamondbacks in a quick two-game series on the road and then they won a three-game series in Wrigley against the Chicago Cubs.
That gives the Padres an overall record of 15-9 on the season. They’re still in third place behind the 16-9 Arizona Diamondbacks and 18-7 Los Angeles Dodgers.
While the Padres are 9-1 in their last 10 games, unfortunately those pesky Dodgers are 10-0 in that same span.
And while it’s far too early to even be looking at the NL Wild Card standings, the Padres are currently half a game out of a Wild Card spot.
Padres Week 4 Results
As a team the Padres are hitting .242, which is a significant improvement from last week when they were hitting .235. And the team ERA has gone down from 3.77 after week three to 3.55 after week four.
Manny Machado continues to lead the team in home runs with nine, while Fernando Tatis Jr. and Trent Grisham each have seven. Tatis leads the team in RBI with 22, runs scored with 17, and average at .322.
Wil Myers continues a strong start hitting .279 with 4 home runs and 17 RBI through 86 at-bats.
Eric Hosmer has cooled down quite a bit with his average dropping to .269 and is OBP at just .300.
What’s been really surprising is the slow start from Tommy Pham. He’s hitting just .212 with 8 runs scored in 23 games. If he doesn’t pick it up soon I may have to swap him with Grisham in the batting order.
On the pitching side, Zach Davies remains on fire with a 1.57 ERA in 28.2 innings with 23 strikeouts and a WHIP of 1.19.
Every other starting pitcher currently has an ERA over four.
Drew Pomeranz has not been worth the money so far with a 6.59 ERA in 13.2 innings.
That does it for week for action in our simulation 2020 season for the San Diego Padres. Hopefully we’ll get news soon about an actual season happening, but until then, we’ll continue with our simulation.