Re: 7/31/12 - Reds vs Padres - oh yeah, there's a game today
I don't think these last two days are all on the pitchers. Leake was getting squeezed and both days if you watch, the balls are hit nowhere near the defenders.
Whoever scouted the Padres has the defense positioned all wrong for this team.
Sabermetrics can be boiled down to this simple truism: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.