A team's home ballpark is meant to be a sanctuary from the long, hard road season. As such, it is expected for a team to post a winning record at home. This concept was apparently lost on the Friars.
The Padres play at Petco Park, a stadium known for being tough on power hitters, with home runs routinely coming up short.
Many would see this as being a primary cause for a weak home record. However, San Diego isn't exactly known for power hitters in recent years. Therefore, if anything, it should help the Padres chances.
San Diego is 19-27 at home, eight games under .500, not exactly a recipe for success.
If the Padres are to accomplish anything this season, they've got to improve their play at Petco.