With ten more games in the books for our San Diego Padres the time has come to revisit the poll we began over one month ago. The predictions for the Padres over the remaining 50 games were not very promising then and when the team went 2-8 through games 113-122 suspicions about a disastrous finish seemed to be confirmed. Or were they?
The Padres turned things around during their next 10 contests and managed to go 5-5 during games 123-132.
As improbable as that stretch seemed with the team’s catalyst (Everth Cabrera) and best power hitter (Carlos Quentin) out of the line-up the Padres continued their run of success, finishing their most recent run of 10 games with a record of 6-4.
So over the last 30 games played the Padres are 13-17. It looks like a dismal run but it certainly could have been far worse considering how the Padres began back on August 6th.
So how are they doing it?
In 8 out of the last 10 games the pitching staff has held the opposition to 3 runs or fewer. Ian Kenned...