The San Diego Padres have won three series in a row and look to continue their success against the Miami Marlins this weekend in South Florida.
The San Diego Padres’ offense has been on an absolute tear over the last couple of weeks and the results have proven as much. The Friars took three of four from the Marlins to begin this stretch last week.
After that rejuvenating showing, the Padres took another two of three from the Cincinnati Reds, and in quite impressive fashion. This week, our boys in a variety of colors won another three-game set, this time against the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves.
With the Padres back to facing fellow bottom-feeders, combined with the extremely high level of confidence that they’re riding into this weekend’s matchup, this could be a great opportunity to pick up a few games in a closer-than-anticipated NL West.
The Friars are currently four-and-a-half games behind the newly-minted, first-place Arizona Diamondbacks. The Rockies are a half-game behind them and the Giants and Dodgers are both one-and-a-half games back.
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San Diego Padres keep pressing and keep impressing
This weekend should be a great test to determine just how committed this San Diego Padres team is to prove a whole lot of folks terribly wrong.
Nobody had this team pegged as any more than a .500-ballclub, at best.
As I’ve preached all season, there’s a huge difference between competing and playing competitive baseball. The Padres are doing both right now.
And the best part of this situation is that they’ve shown (with the poise they showed versus Atlanta) that they can even hang with the big boys.
If this little roll the Friars are on can keep moving at a leisurely pace and the rest of the division continues to play as inconsistently as they have, the Padres could very well find themselves in a divisional (or at the very least wild-card) race come August.
The Padres, four-and-a-half out in June. Who wouldda thunk it?