Sizing up the National League West

March 20, 2018

The last three years, the Padres had the misfortune of facing Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers on Opening Day, losing 6-0, 15-0, and 14-3. This year, the home team will face the Milwaukee Brewers, a welcome change. After that series against the Brewers, however, the Padres will face their National League West rivals a whopping 20 games out of 26. The division had an MLB-high winning percentage of .517 in…


Checking in on the National League West

February 14, 2018

Last year, the National League West had the best winning percentage in all of baseball at .517 and sent three teams (the Dodgers, Diamondbacks, and Rockies) to the playoffs. Los Angeles made it all the way to the World Series and lost in the seventh game. The Padres avoided last place thanks to the Giants’ very uncharacteristic 64-98 record, but San Francisco has regrouped and added help from outside the…


The Wild, Wild N.L. West: An Early 2020 Division Outlook

September 23, 2017

The Wild, Wild N.L. West It goes without saying, the N.L. West has been nothing short of strange, this 2017 season. The Giants are in last place. The Rockies and Diamondbacks are hanging on to the two wild card spots in the National League. The Dodgers, who won a billion games throughout the year, just dipped down into a severe slump in which they lost 11 games in a row…


Padres Series Preview: Padres Battle Giants for Last Time in 2016

September 22, 2016

The San Diego Padres are coming off a solid series against the Arizona Diamondbacks in which they took two out of three games. Pitching would be the main attribute of that series as the Padres would only allow seven runs throughout the three games. Now the Padres move on with the home stand to face the San Francisco Giants for a four-game series. The Padres-Giants series’ this season have been…


Padres Series Recap: Padres Sweep Giants Once Again

September 15, 2016

The long and winding MLB season is filled with many twist, turns and surprises. Well this 2016 season has been more unpredictable than ever especially for the San Diego Padres. The Padres would of course struggle severely against the San Francisco Giants in the beginning of the season. In fact they would end up losing the first nine games that they would play against them. Well the Giants and Padres…


Padres Series Preview: Padres Start Road Trip at AT&T Park

September 12, 2016

The San Diego Padres just wrapped up an exciting series against the Colorado Rockies at Petco Park which ended in a four-game split. The Padres would really have a nice showing in the series, especially in terms of pitching. Three out of the four Padres starting pitchers would have quality outings. In fact two of them (Clayton Richard/Christian Friedrich) would throw seven shutout innings each. The offense would also be…


Padres Series Recap: Padres Pull Off First Sweep of 2016 Against the Giants

July 18, 2016

The San Diego Padres have just done the absolute unbelievable. The team has just swept the San Francisco Giants to begin the second half of the season. The Padres haven’t swept any team all season so sweeping the Giants whom they were 0-9 against prior to this series, is fantastic. I had indicated in my series preview that the best case scenario in this series would be to pull off…


Padres Series Preview: Giants In Town for Weekend Series

July 15, 2016

The All Star festivities are over. Now it’s time to start worrying about the Padres again. Well they started it off right with trading Drew Pomeranz for a really promising pitcher in Anderson Espinoza. Now it’s time to keep on performing to trade more Friars away. Although that might be hard to do against the San Francisco Giants. The Padres will start a three-game series against the Giants at Petco…


Padres Series Recap: Padres Swept Again By Giants

May 25, 2016

The San Diego Padres have just been swept against the San Francisco Giants for the third time this season. The Padres are now 0-9 against the Giants in 2016. The glimmer of hope that the Padres had to their season is now gone. Now it is more than clear that this team will not amount to anything this season. The Padres now sit 10 and a half out of first….


Padres Series Preview: Padres Head North to Battle Giants

May 23, 2016

The San Diego Padres have just won two out of three games against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park. They now go on the road again until June 1. Their first destination in this road trip will be AT&T Park. The last time the Padres were there, things did not go well. The Padres were swept and they could have easily won any one of those games. They were…


Padres Series Recap: Padres Once Again Swept By Giants

May 20, 2016

The San Diego Padres have just been swept by San Francisco Giants for the second time this year. Now on a four game losing streak, the Padres are where everyone expected them to be. In last place, several games out of first. Seven and a half games now to be precise. This series was an important one that illustrated the gruesome reality which is the 2016 season. This wasn’t supposed…


Padres Series Preview: Padres & Giants Ready to Battle in 3-Game Set

May 17, 2016

The San Diego Padres are starting a very important series against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. The N.L. West is the tightest division in all of baseball right now. Only four and a half games separate the first place Giants and the fourth place Friars. This can be a vital series which determines whether the Padres will put up a fight in the division or not. The Giants are…