Padres shortstop Xander Bogaerts stumbled in May
While Juan Soto struggled in April and was raging hot in May, Xander Bogaerts was the exact opposite. Bogaerts was on fire in April and had an abysmal May.
In April, the newest Padre slashed .308/.400/.514 with six home runs and 13 RBI. In May, that slashline plummeted to .200/.283/.263 with one home run and seven RBI. He went from doing everything right offensively to nothing right.
This Padres offense is built around their stars, but the stars haven't gotten going at the same time. If Soto and Bogaerts had their great months at the same time there's no doubt in my mind this team would be way better than they are right now.
Bogaerts ended the month of May swinging the bat a bit better as he recorded five hits in 17 at-bats in the final five games in May.
Again, maybe the softer schedule will help, but the Padres stars have to be the most consistent pieces on the team. So far, that hasn't been close to the case.