at the beginning of the season, the padres were horrible. they had a brand new team…only two position starters returning from 2011. eleven pitchers have gone to the disabled list. their long-time bullpen coach died of pancreatic cancer in june. the average age of the starting lineup is 25. four rookies.
i expected a rough start. it was.
but since the first of june, things have changed. i’m no idiot…the whole season is what counts. but when you’re a padre fan, you learn to look for the little things. but this is more than a little. it’s huge to me. check out the records since june 1:
- yankees 36-23
- rangers 34-26
- angels 33-27
- padres 32-28
- dodgers 27-33
i’m not saying the friars are in the same class as these teams, but the gap is narrowing. only a 2-game difference with the rangers…and only one game behind the angels. and it’s always a great day when the padres are ahead of the doggers. for anything.
oh yeah. the sale of the padres was completed this week. maybe some multi-year contracts are coming.
maybe the return of the padres will be sooner than i thought.