The Padres have won nine games this year while scoring three runs or less.
That’s nine out of 24, as in 37.5 percent of their wins.
Can they keep this up? Time will tell.
They do lead Major League Baseball in team ERA at 3.11. They do have the best bullpen ERA in the majors at 2.19.
The bullpen is back at it again, working 12 1/3 consecutive innings without allowing a run.
The Padres are getting great late-inning relief from Trevor Hoffman, Scott Linebrink, Heath Bell and Cla Meredith. Doug Brocail and Kevin Cameron are doing just fine in the middle, and Justin Hampson keeps eating up the innings while allowing very few runs as the long reliever.
It’s a long summer. The Padres pitchers will likely have to keep it up to overcome an offense that can best be described as "popgun."