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Padres Game Day Chat 8.22 

Jon Garland makes his 26th start of the season and second against the Brewers in 2010…in his previous outing against Milwaukee, he tossed 7.0
shutout frames for the win…Garland has won each of his last two starts and is currently riding a 17.0-inning scoreless streak that ranks third in the Majors among active
streaks.

ON TOP: The Padres fi nd themselves atop the National League West standings with a 73-49 record that ranks as the best mark in the Senior Circuit…it is the fi fth
time in franchise history that the club has been in fi rst place through games of 8/20 (1984, 1996, 1998, 2005)…with a 37-27 record away from home, San Diego is posting
the best road record in the NL…at 36-22, the Padres are also posting a .621 winning percentage at home…the Padres are currently 24 games over .500…the only other
San Diego teams to reach 24 games over .500 at any point of the season were the National League champion 1998 and 1984 clubs.

Will Venable leads the team with 24 stolen bases…it is the 69th time in franchise history that a Padre has stolen 20 bags…combined with his 10 home runs,
Venable has become just the 12th player in franchise history (18th time overall) to record at least 20 steals and 10 home runs in a season

Jon Garland is set to make his 26th start of the year, 314th of his career

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