After an offseason of change, the San Diego Padres are a disappointing 20-21 on the season.
Despite playing in a pitcher-friendly home park, the Padres lead the Major Leagues in home runs allowed, which is becoming a real problem for the pitching staff.
San Diego has a home run per fly ball percentage of 17.2%, by far their highest since 2002 (when FanGraphs started tracking the data). The teams that rank right behind him in HR/FB% all play in hitter-friendly home parks (Milwaukee, Toronto and Cincinnati).
The expectation is that some of the long fly balls San Diego has allowed will start to die at the warning track, allowing the Padres to begin accumulating more victories in the process.