Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010
The Padres look like champs... against the Dodgers
If Giant fans are looking for any silver lining about this rancid night of baseball for them... they lost another low scoring game and the Padres took over first place because the Dodgers just... don't... care... they can find comfort knowing that tomorrow night, the Padres reign of dominance ends.
You see for the past month or so, the Padres are incapable of putting together a winning streak, unless they are playing Los Angeles.
Don't believe me? On August 25th, the Padres beat the D'Backs to take a 6 1/2 game lead over the Giants. They had the best record in the National League and were in line to have home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
Since then? They are 9-17... struggling to even qualify for the post season. They went on their epic 10 game losing streak... And along the way they lost series to:
The Phillies, The Diamondbacks, The Rockies, the Giants and the Cardinals.
They have won 2 series... one against Colorado and now two against the Dodgers. They swept the Dodgers at the beginning of September and are on the verge of sweeping them again.
So keep this in mind: In games since August 25th against teams NOT called the Dodgers, the Padres record is a mind boggling 4-17.
Just imagine if the Dodgers actually gave a damn and tried. (I watched the game tonight and last night... LA is on autopilot. In the same stretch they are 8-17... essentially the Padres equivalent.)
The Padres have 1 more game against LA (an easy win for San Diego.) Then they face a Reds team that has home field advantage in their sites, a Cubs team that is suddenly hot and then the showdown with the Giants to end the season.
I have a feeling they will end up nostalgic for the Dodgers games.