When Mark Kotsay became the newest hitting coach for the Padres, one of the first things he did was make several upgrades to the team batting cage. Check out the improvements and why the space was named after Tony Gwynn.
After ending 2014 at the bottom of nearly every offensive category, the Padres find themselves in a much more favorable position 17 games into the 2015 season:
**The team leads the National League in runs (84), and it’s not even close. Arizona, which ranks second, trails San Diego by fifteen runs. The Padres rank second in runs in all of Major League Baseball, outdone only by Toronto, with 87.
**The Padres rank fourth in the National League in home runs (16, tied with Pittsburgh) and trail Cincinnati and Los Angeles (18, respectively).
**San Diego’s average is also the highest in the National League — .282 — with the Dodgers behind them, at .278.