Padres head to Seattle for part 1 of the Vedder Cup. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports
The Padres get an off day Monday before heading to Seattle for part 1 of the annual inter-league Vedder Cup against Seattle. Seattle had a lot of expectations this seasons but has faltered some, starting out only 14-17. The upstart Houston Astros are 20-12 and the ones with a 5 game lead in the division. The Padres saw how tough they can be when they were swept by them at home last week. The Padres manage to avoid Felix Hernandez this time against the Mariners, then head home for a 4 game series against the Nationals. The Nationals are an 8-2 run in large part of Bryce Harper and now sit at 17-15 and just 3.5 GB back of division leading New York which most people assume is just inevitable.
It will not be an easy week for the Padres, but hey all skill needed to do so. They just have to stay more consistent in more aspects of their game and get on a nice win streak. I do not see this week being that week.
Current Record: 17-16
Standings: 2nd place, 4.5GB Dodgers
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