Originally posted on Padres Public  |  Last updated 8/17/13
Back on August 7th I offered up a poll to see how fans thought the Padres would perform over the remaining 50 games. Of those who voted nearly 80% felt that the Padres would finish below .500 (24 wins or fewer). Since then the Padres have played 10 games, compiling a record of 2-8. Extrapolated over the next 40 games the Padres would finish with a record of 10-40. Uh . . . yikes! But baseball doesn’t work that way does it? Let’s examine the particulars before we ask people to begin voting again. Hooray! Positives! Let’s look at the positives things the Padres have going for them right now: Tyson Ross: Joe Ross’s big brother appears to be ironing things out on the hill and could be a valuable cog in the pitching machine for the remainder of 2013 and beyond. Andrew Cashner: Cash had a few rough starts but his strikeout tally looked good the other night. Ian Kennedy: The newcomer didn’t look so hot last night but he still struck-out 7 batters in 4.2 innings which is encouraging. He also
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