Padres Game Day Chat 9.5.10
WILD, WEST SHOWDOWN: The Padres continue a 10-game homestand with the last of three against Colorado today…following the weekend set, the club will host the Dodgers for three (9/6-8) and the Giants for four (9/9-12) before hitting the road again…San Diego is in the midst of a stretch in which they play 16 straight games, 19 of 23 and 22 of their final 33 on the season against NL West opponents…so far this year San Diego is 28-27 (.509) against divisional foes…the Padres are 10-8 vs. the Diamondbacks, 4-10 vs. the Rockies, 5-7 vs. the Dodgers and 9-2 vs. the Giants.
SUNDAY FUNDAY: The Padres are 15-6 (.714) on Sundays this season…they have won on 10 of the last 11 Sundays and 13 of the last 15…they have also won 15 of their last 19 series finales.
SNAP OUT OF IT: The Padres are in the midst of an nine-game losing streak after having previously not lost more than three in a row this year…the last time the Padres lost nine straight was 5/14-23/03…the last time the Padres lost more than nine was when they dropped a franchise-record 13 straight from 5/8-21/94…the Padres are hitting .216 (65-for-301) with 21 runs scored (2.3 R/G) while the pitching staff has posted a 5.22 ERA (47 ER/81.0 IP) with San Diego being outscored 51-21 during the losing streak.
MILESTONES NEAR: Miguel Tejada played in the 1,999th game of his career on Friday…his next game will be number 2,000…Tejada is also four homers shy of 300 for his career…for a look at where he ranks among active players in games played, please see the chart on the right side of this page.
EN FUEGO: Adrian Gonzalez went 1-for-4 last night and has now hit safely in 23 of his last 27 games…the slugger is batting .364 (39-for-107) with seven doubles, six home runs, 20 RBI and 16 runs scored, posting a .433 on-base percentage and a .598 slugging percentage over that stretch.