Padres Officially Eliminated from Postseason
By John Hiatt
Following Wednesday’s loss to the Philadelphia Phillies, the San Diego Padres were officially eliminated from the postseason. The Padres, who fell 5-2 to the Phillies on Wednesday night, saw their record drop to (70-81) on the year, and dropped to 11 games back in the wild card, while staying 15 1/2 games back of the Dodgers, who lost as well on Wednesday night. With only 11 games left in the year the Padres were mathematically eliminated from postseason play.
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The Padres have been plagued by injuries and off the field battles all year, with the deaths of two Padre greats, Jerry Coleman and Tony Gwynn, and the injuries to players such Evereth Cabrera, Carlos Quentin, Chase Headley, Jedd Gyorko, and Andrew Cashner. Not to mention the suspension of Cameron Maybin and the recent arrest of Cabrera. Combine that with the offensive struggles this year, we can safely say it hasn’t been an easy year to be a Padres’ player, official or fan.
Looking forward to the 2015 season, the Padres show some promise for the Friar Faithful with new GM A.J. Preller in place, and players like Cory Spangenberg and Rymer Liriano on the rise, backed by their pitching staff that consists of Ian Kennedy and Tyson Ross, The Padres could very well be fighting for a wild card spot next year.
Keep The Faith.