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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Jedd Gyorko sets a very sad Padres record

The Padres have never thrown a no-hitter. Not a single Padres hitter in history has ever hit for the cycle. They’ve gone to two World Series, had one MVP winner (Tony Gwynn never won an MVP award, for the record) and yet they’ve never had a second baseman hit over 30 home runs. In an entire San Diego CAREER.

THAT ALL CHANGED YESTERDAY, THANKS TO SECOND-YEAR PLAYER HAMMERIN’ JEDD GYORKO.

NattyBoh Posted: August 17, 2014 at 07:38 PM | 28 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: jedd gyorko, offense, padres, records

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   1. Andy McGeady Posted: August 18, 2014 at 06:35 AM (#4773286)
   2. Andy McGeady Posted: August 18, 2014 at 06:39 AM (#4773287)
Double post...
   3. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: August 18, 2014 at 08:20 AM (#4773299)
MLB.com has Mark Loretta atop the Padres list, with a still-staggering 32.


Actually, it looks like Loretta didn't have more than 30 as a 2bman. 6/7/03 he was moved off of 2b to SS with 2 outs in the top of the 6th, and then hit a HR in the bottom of the inning. And on 5/1/03 he hit a HR as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 8th, and then proceeded to play 2nd.
   4. Greg K Posted: August 18, 2014 at 11:32 AM (#4773445)
I remember the fanfare when Aaron Hill became the first Jay to hit 30 HR as a 2B in 2009.
And the Jays had a Hall of Fame 2B!
   5. escabeche Posted: August 18, 2014 at 11:48 AM (#4773466)
Oh, I thought you mean Gyorko was the CAREER HR leader. Now that would be impressive.

Actually, the all-time Padre home run king is Nate Colbert, a guy I've never heard of. It's not easy to find an offensive category where Gwynn isn't the leader;
he leads in hits, runs, RBI, doubles, triples, walks, stolen bases, and times caught stealing. But Chase Headley, in just 7 seasons as a Padre, is San Diego's
all-time strikeout leader!
   6. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: August 18, 2014 at 11:51 AM (#4773469)
Nate Colbert, a guy I've never heard of.


*sigh*

(Purely a commentary on my advanced age.)
   7. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 18, 2014 at 11:58 AM (#4773476)
Nate Colbert, Alvin Davis, and Jim Slaton: the players only known for being teams' leaders in stuff.
   8. Andy McGeady Posted: August 18, 2014 at 12:02 PM (#4773483)
Oh, I thought you mean Gyorko was the CAREER HR leader. Now that would be impressive.
Yes, he is.

Gyorko is the career HR for Padres' second basemen.
   9. BrianBrianson Posted: August 18, 2014 at 12:15 PM (#4773505)
If it makes you feel better, I know who Nate Colbert is.

Because he was the key to my whatifsports.com progressive draft team that won the World Series in 1970, 1972, and 1974.
   10. JoeC Posted: August 18, 2014 at 12:21 PM (#4773513)
Nate Colbert, Alvin Davis, and Jim Slaton: the players only known for being teams' leaders in stuff.


As Ed Kranepool sighs and has another dozen anchovy pizzas sent to David Wright's house, his heart not really even in it anymore.
   11. Astroenteritis Posted: August 18, 2014 at 12:27 PM (#4773521)
Nate Colbert, a guy I've never heard of


Arghh, another players the Astros shouldn't have traded in the sixties. Yes, I'm old.
   12. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 18, 2014 at 12:37 PM (#4773530)
Yes, Kranepool too, and Terry Turner. And probably Chuck Finley a decade from now.
   13. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: August 18, 2014 at 12:41 PM (#4773539)
Arghh, another players the Astros shouldn't have traded in the sixties. Yes, I'm old.


"Traded" or "exposed in the expansion draft"?

In any event, I had no idea he began with Houston. I must not've studied the back of his 1970 Topps card as intensely as I did a lot of other guys' (which is how I know, offhand, that the Expos' Mack Jones was a Brave).
   14. BDC Posted: August 18, 2014 at 12:42 PM (#4773540)
No more than half the franchises have had a 30-HR second baseman.

Though this enables many a trivia question. For instance, which three franchises are the only ones to have had more than one second baseman hit 30 HR for them? That's seven feats (one club has had three), but only six players: one did it for two of the clubs.

Another of the six is the only other 2B to hit 30 for more than one franchise (though for one of his franchises he's the sole 30-HR second baseman).
   15. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: August 18, 2014 at 12:50 PM (#4773554)
Braves - Davey Johnson and Dan Uggla (other second baseman to do it for two?)
Cubs - Sandberg and Hornsby
   16. BDC Posted: August 18, 2014 at 12:53 PM (#4773559)
Agh, my question is already bust, there are four teams and three guys to do it for two. Thanks for adding the Braves and Uggla :(
   17. Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: August 18, 2014 at 12:55 PM (#4773561)
Cleveland: Gordon and Baerga?

edit: Carlos topped out at 21. Dammit.
   18. Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: August 18, 2014 at 12:55 PM (#4773562)
...and Gordon would have done it for both the Indians and Yankees.
   19. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: August 18, 2014 at 01:00 PM (#4773573)
Then the Yankees must be one. Cano and Gordon.

Probably the one with three (Lazzeri or Soriano?)

   20. BDC Posted: August 18, 2014 at 01:01 PM (#4773575)
My apologies for getting pretty much everything wrong about my own question, let's regroup and do this some other year. I missed Gordon too …
   21. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 18, 2014 at 01:01 PM (#4773576)
Joe Morgan and Brandon Phillips?
   22. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 18, 2014 at 01:04 PM (#4773579)
Edgardo Alfonzo and… not Baerga I guess. Gregg Jefferies maybe?
   23. Johnny Sycophant-Laden Fora Posted: August 18, 2014 at 01:22 PM (#4773611)
Most career HRs by 2B by NL team, (not HRs while playing 2b, but HRs by guys who played 50%+ of their time at 2B), 1969 to date
Braves: Uggla 79
Cubs: Sandberg 282
Red; Phillips 167
Rockies: Young 30
Marlins: Uggla 154
Dodgers: Lopes 99
Brewers: Weeks 145
Mets: Kent 67
Phillies: Utley 228
Pirates: Walker 70
Padres: Loretta 32
Giants; Kent 75
Cards: Geronimo Pena 29
Nats: Vidro 115
DBacks: Bell 91


No the Padres are not the worst in this little cherry picked category afterall...

What team is dead last the past 50 years in HR by catcher? By LF? Does it matter?

Plus the Padres have ALWAYS played in bad HR parks, everyone knows that Petco is terrible for HR hitters, but the pre-Petco Park, San Diego Stadium (Qualcomm/Jack Murphy) wasn't power hitter friendly either






   24. Jeff R., P***y Mainlander Posted: August 18, 2014 at 01:37 PM (#4773644)
Cards: Geronimo Pena 29


That guy killed so many of my fantasy teams in the 90's. I was convinced he was going to be a 20/20 All-Star second baseman.
   25. Astroenteritis Posted: August 18, 2014 at 02:04 PM (#4773697)
"Traded" or "exposed in the expansion draft"?


I stand corrected. I think I've just lumped the litany of good to great players the Astros failed to hang on to in the sixties into the "traded" pile.
   26. McCoy Posted: August 18, 2014 at 02:21 PM (#4773731)
The Rockies leader is Clint Barnes with 34. Young had 21 as a second baseman. To me the curious bit of data is that Zobrist is the Rays leader with just 51 homers.
   27. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 18, 2014 at 02:29 PM (#4773739)
Not that curious. The only people other than Zobrist to play more than 1 year at 2B for the Rays are Miguel Cairo and Brent Abernathy.
   28. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 18, 2014 at 02:31 PM (#4773745)
What team is dead last the past 50 years in HR by catcher?


The Padres?

By LF?


The Padres?

Does it matter?


It's not a good sign, at least.

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