During this time, they've gone through a plethora of hitting coaches (apparently, it's been their fault that the Padres couldn't hit), including Dave Magadan, Wally Joyner, and Randy Ready. This year, they have apparently decided that the problem might not necessarily be quality, but quantity. They've promoted Phil Plantier from the minors and brought in Alonzo Powell to be the assistant hitting instructor.
I'm not saying that the team has done great offensively, or even very good. However, here's me looking on the bright side:
- They've only been shut out twice so far.
- Chase Headley is off to a hot start, already matching the number of HR's he had all last season (4).
- Yonder Alonso leads the squad with 7 2B's, something we'd been hearing that he was capable of doing.
- Nick Hundley, after a miserable start of 0-21, has gone on a 15 for 38 tear (.395), raising his average to .254.
- Orlando Hudson is on a 10 game hit streak that nobody saw coming, silencing the critics (for now).
Hopefully the offense can continue improving and win their first series this weekend against San Francisco. As I type this, they are ahead 1-0 against Tim Lincecum in the top of the 6th. Seriously loving that Hundley has found his groove at cleanup.