Baseball Heaven is a lineup of Paul Goldschmidts and a rotation of Patrick Corbins. Baseball Hell is 2004 playing with 2010's bullpen. Randy Johnson makes 33 starts and pitches 240 innings with an 1.22 ERA every year in Baseball Hell. And every year he has a record of 0-3 and finishes tied for sixth in the Cy Young voting.
But Baseball Purgatory? Well, I'm pretty sure Baseball Purgatory is a Diamondbacks/Padres series for none of the marbles the week before rosters expand. Expect it to go on for eternity and for Tyson Ross to make every start.
|Hitting (wRC+):||93||95||San Diego
When we last checked in with the Padres, they were a surprisingly good offensive team with impressively terribad pitching. It's still true, except for the offense part. As a team, the Padres hit .234/.298/.354 in July, which is probably a reason why they won one out of their first 13 games in the month.
As always, draw your own conclusions about Petco Park's park effects, given that they moved the fences in and skewed the numbers for a little while. But you probably already know that it's never a good thing to be in the same echelon as the Diamondbacks offensively.