San Diego Padres stat to know: Bullpen is getting it done
We had a pair of negatives in our first two stats, so let's look at a positive to wrap things up ... and that is the job that is being done by the bullpen when the ball is handed to them.
Through San Diego's first 50 games, the Padres bullpen has posted a combined WHIP of 1.19 (the fourth-lowest mark in MLB) and opposing batters are hitting just .219 against the Padres bullpen, the third-lowest average in MLB. San Diego's bullpen has been holding it together, especially late in the games. Consider the Padres are 20-3 when leading after seven innings and 21-1 when leading after eight, and you'll see that, if San Diego can get the lead, Josh Hader and company have had the ability to hold it down.
Entering Friday's opener in the Bronx against the New York Yankees, Hader's ERA+ sits at an impressive 480 on the season. Nick Martinez (137), Steven Wilson (129) and Brent Honeywell (122) are all in triple-digits as well.
If Padres fans are looking for positives so far this season, the relief corps certainly qualifies as that.