Cubs Padres start a series today. Let’s look at this Padres team.
SDN Team Status
In the last 4 weeks BAT tanked even further and Padres went from -7 to -10. Losing 3 games a month is par for the course for last place teams. That Manny Machado acquisition hasn’t helped their hitting.
CHN SDN 09_09_10:10_PM
Cubs lead in lineup and starter and about tied with relief. Vegas and TC Sim are pretty much in agreement on this game. Vegas has the Cubs 58% , TC Sim at around 61% favorites to win.
Hendricks a top notch pitcher but well below max tier of 4.00.
San Diego has a decent starting rotation which is unusual based on past years for them.
Their tier number for relief is high because, for now, this model only takes the top 8 relievers. This raises relief league average due to expanded rosters. New guys come in at 0 pushing down negative relievers. Right now league average for relief is at +5.8. At the end of August it was around +3.6. They have three relievers ranked with Kirby Yates in the top 50.
SDN Lineup 9/8/1019
We don’t have to worry much about expanded rosters with lineups because they are what they are. SDN has close to a -2 tier lineup (their lineup from yesterday), almost a complete standard deviation below league average. This should be expected from their well below average BAT in team status based on seasonal runs scored.
That is all for now. A new Cubs status coming soon as they move sideways into the end of a season. Sideways is better than tanking but it usually does not get a team into playoff season. Until then ….