Padres contending with smart hitting and pitching
The Padres are contending due to smart hitting and great young pitching, says John Kruk.
They are bunching hits together whereas last year they wanted a walk, single, homer. Right now catcher Ramon Hernandez is their best clutch hitter. He comes up with big hit after big hit and has to continue to do that with Mark Loretta out.
The second reason for the Padres sudden contender status is the pitching has started winning games. A large part of the reason for the success of guys like Adam Eaton and Jake Peavy actually resides in Boston in the form of David Wells. I recently spoke with Wells and he said those two guys were constantly asking him questions about the tactics and strategy of pitching.
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