Padres Game Day Chat 8.31
THREE IN THE DESERT: The Padres continue a quick road trip with the second of three in Arizona tonight…following the three-game series, the club returns home for a 10-game homestand against the Colorado Rockies (9/3-5), Los Angeles Dodgers (9/6-9) and San Francisco Giants (9/10-12).
NL WEST SHOWDOWN: The Padres are in the midst of a stretch in which they play 16 straight games 19 of their next 23 and 22 of their final 33 on the season against NL West opponents…so far this year San Diego is 28-23 (.549) against divisional foes…the Padres are 10-6 vs. the Diamondbacks, 4-8 vs. the Rockies, 5-7 vs. the Dodgers and 9-2 vs. the Giants.
LAST TIME OUT: The Padres dropped their fifth straight, losing 7-2 last night…Wade LeBlanc was tagged with the loss, allowing six runs over 3.0 innings of work…Tim Stauffer (3.0 IP) and Edward Mujica (2.0 IP) combined to allow one run over the final 5.0 frames…the Padres only runs came on a two-run shot by Miguel Tejada in the first, before an out had been recorded…he and Yorvit Torrealba each went 2-for-4 on the night..
MONTH BY MONTH: At 16-12 in August, the Padres have clinched a seventh straight month of winning baseball, dating back to August of 2009…the Padres are the only National League team to finish over .500 in each of the last seven full months of play (August and September of 2009; April, May, June and July of 2010)…at 15-13 this month, the Yankees are the only other Major League team a monthly winning streak of at least seven months.
THAT WAS QUICK: With 76 wins this year, the Padres have already surpassed the win total of the 2009 club…last year