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Padres’ 5 shutouts

Posted by Andy on May 1, 2010

Last night the Padres pitched their 5th shutout of the season, leading MLB so far in 2010:

Tm W L W-L% ERA G CG tmSHO cgSHO SV IP ERA+ WHIP
SDP 15 8 .652 3.00 23 0 5 0 7 207.0 129 1.222
SFG 13 9 .591 2.75 22 0 4 0 6 200.0 165 1.140
NYM 14 9 .609 2.97 23 0 4 0 4 212.0 144 1.392
STL 15 8 .652 2.65 23 2 3 0 8 213.2 161 1.175
OAK 12 12 .500 3.85 24 0 3 0 3 210.1 108 1.336
MIN 15 8 .652 3.65 23 1 3 0 7 207.0 116 1.285
COL 11 12 .478 3.90 23 2 3 1 3 207.2 122 1.392
WSN 13 10 .565 4.54 23 1 2 1 10 208.1 96 1.464
TEX 11 12 .478 3.69 23 1 2 0 6 207.1 119 1.389
TBR 17 6 .739 3.13 23 1 2 1 5 210.0 136 1.200
PHI 12 10 .545 4.34 22 2 2 1 5 195.0 102 1.400
NYY 15 7 .682 3.55 22 2 2 0 7 190.0 115 1.221
MIL 9 14 .391 5.16 23 0 2 0 3 206.0 81 1.539
TOR 12 12 .500 4.33 24 0 1 0 9 216.1 95 1.280
SEA 11 12 .478 3.22 23 1 1 0 8 204.1 128 1.248
PIT 10 13 .435 6.71 23 0 1 0 4 204.0 64 1.667
LAA 12 12 .500 4.82 24 1 1 0 8 213.0 89 1.479
FLA 11 12 .478 4.43 23 2 1 0 6 205.0 100 1.376
DET 14 10 .583 4.30 24 0 1 0 8 211.1 101 1.438
CHW 9 14 .391 4.57 23 0 1 0 4 205.0 96 1.361
CHC 11 13 .458 3.88 24 0 1 0 3 211.0 120 1.261
BOS 11 12 .478 4.61 23 0 1 0 8 212.2 96 1.439
LAD 9 14 .391 4.84 23 0 0 0 1 204.2 85 1.515
KCR 9 14 .391 5.26 23 0 0 0 7 207.0 80 1.594
HOU 8 14 .364 3.92 22 0 0 0 6 195.0 111 1.369
CLE 9 13 .409 4.16 22 2 0 0 4 192.1 96 1.445
CIN 12 11 .522 5.41 23 0 0 0 9 206.1 82 1.488
BAL 5 18 .217 4.62 23 1 0 0 4 200.2 93 1.485
ATL 9 14 .391 4.24 23 1 0 0 2 199.2 101 1.322
ARI 11 12 .478 5.62 23 0 0 0 6 205.0 85 1.473
345 345 .500 4.20 690 20 171 6167.2 103 1.380
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Generated 5/1/2010.

Interesting that despite having 5 shutouts, they have no complete games yet (shutouts or otherwise.)

As far as shutout totals go, the Padres are off to a pretty good start in this area, but check out their team shutout totals over the 10 previous seasons:

Rk Tm Year #Matching W L
1 SDP 2000 5 5 0 Ind. Games
2 SDP 2001 6 6 0 Ind. Games
3 SDP 2002 10 10 0 Ind. Games
4 SDP 2003 10 10 0 Ind. Games
5 SDP 2004 8 8 0 Ind. Games
6 SDP 2005 8 8 0 Ind. Games
7 SDP 2006 11 11 0 Ind. Games
8 SDP 2007 20 20 0 Ind. Games
9 SDP 2008 6 6 0 Ind. Games
10 SDP 2009 9 9 0 Ind. Games
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Generated 5/1/2010.

Wow, I had forgotten that they had 20 shutouts a few years ago. That team finished 89-74, meaning that other than those 20 shutouts, they went 69-74. It's amazing to me that the pitching staff was capable of throwing 20 shutouts but that in the other 142 games the team wasn't even .500.

The last teams to tie or surpass the Padres' 2007 total were:

Rk Tm Year #Matching W L
1 ATL 1992 24 24 0 Ind. Games
2 ATL 1998 23 23 0 Ind. Games
3 SDP 2007 20 20 0 Ind. Games
4 PIT 1992 20 20 0 Ind. Games
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Generated 5/1/2010.

The Braves and Pirates both had at least 20 shutouts in 1992, which goes a long way to explaining why they met in the NLCS that year.

Anyway, it will be interesting to see what happens to the 2010 Padres. Coolstandings.com's simulations gave them an 8.6% chance of making the playoffs at the beginning of the season but as of today they are up to 37.6%.

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2 Responses to “Padres’ 5 shutouts”

  1. Man, in 2007 Greg Maddux was the only pitcher for the Padres to get a complete game, and that wasn't even a shutout!

  2. OK, which of you had the Nats as first team to 10 saves?