Padres Split Brief Series With Twins

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Aug 6, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; San Diego Padres first baseman Tommy Medica (14) breaks his bat in the sixth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Where They Stand 

With the Padres now at 52-61, they surpass the Twins in winning percentage. They also remain firmly in 3rd place pending the other National League games tonight. They are 11.5 games back of the Dodgers, three games ahead of the Diamondbacks and 7.5 games ahead of the last-place Rockies. The Friars are now 9-11 in interleague play. That was the end of interleague games for the Padres in 2014. The Padres are now 4-1 to start off the month of August. They are yet to have a winning record in a month this year, with their best month being May, when they went 13-14, a .481 winning percentage.

The Padres are now at a team average of .224, as it continues to rise. Not too long ago it was hovering around .214. Smith boosted his average back up to .290. Medica’s continues to rise, now at .277. Alonso’s average has soared in these two games, at the start of the series it was at .217 and now it is at .233. The key to this series split was the timely hitting in Game 2. The Padres’ bats are yet to cool off this month. If the Padres can continue to get as many hits as they have, while mixing in some hits with runners in scoring position, they can beat anyone.