When the season started, San Diego Padres were undoubtedly the great favorites of the West Division of the National League.l along with the Los Angeles Dodgers because of the great additions they made during the offseason how Yu Darvish, Blake Snell, plus the rise of Fernando Tatis Jr. as the MLB superstar. However, with just under a month and a half in season, the team is nowhere near being left out of the postseason.
After a long time remaining in second place in the National League wild card, they were finally overtaken by the Cincinnati Reds in the middle of a lousy streak where they have won only two of their last 10 games, in addition to having already fired amid panic. to his pitching coach, Larry Rothschild, in a move many consider rushed.
Last July 1, the Padres were just 2.5 games behind in their division and safe in the wild card, but at the end of August they are completely out of the West more than 13 games behind the San Francisco Giants, being key in their His own misfortune to have lost 11 of 16 games to the Rockies and Diamondbacks in the last two months, two of the worst teams in all of MLB.
And things won’t be easy going forward for San Diego, as they have a tough three-game series against the Dodgers beginning Aug. 24 and will play several contending teams in September, with series against the Astros, Angels and a brutal season finale, playing his last 10 games against the Giants, Braves and Dodgers.
According to Baseball Reference, the Padres have a 19.1% chance of reaching the postseason, while their chances of winning the World Series have shrunk to a minuscule 0.6%.