On Thursday, during the Padres’ off day, after they’d finished off a sweep of the NL East leading Braves, I started reading some Twitter musings about how few games back the Padres were from first place and how close contention actually was for this team. So I tweeted this:
Negative Nancy tweet: let's see the Padres get over .500 before we wonder if they are possible contenders.
— Nathan Veale (@The_NV) June 13, 2013
Then the Padres beat the Diamondbacks twice and got to .500. But my Thursday tweet had specifically said over .500. So I tweeted this:
.500 is nice, but remember that Clayton Richard pitches tomorrow. #bummer
— Nathan Veale (@The_NV) June 16, 2013
Then Clayton Richard did his best Eric Stults impression and Kyle Blanks hit another shot into the Western Metal Building, and the Padres finished off their sweep of the division leading Diamondbacks. The Padres, thanks to this 6 game win streak over division leaders, are now 35-34, above .500 for the first time since April...