The San Diego Padres won their first series since the All-Star break against their division rivals. Here are 3 takeaways from the series win.
It’s been a while, but the San Diego Padres have finally tallied the win column again.
That is, the series win column.
The Friars entered the All-Star break on July 7 on a roll, taking three out of four against the Los Angeles Dodgers and sitting pretty at 45-45. Spirits were good, expectations were up, and the hype was limitless.
Unfortunately, things began to crumble almost as soon as they were built up.
The Padres crashed back down to earth pretty quickly, failing to win a series and even two games in a row coming into this tilt against the Colorado Rockies. They fell nine games below .500 for the first time in 2019 and the wild card spot quickly slipped out of reach. Frustration was at its peak and disappointment abounded.
That was before the Rockies came to town. Things took a turn for the better as the Padres gave us a glimpse of what made them so exciting to watch in the first half of the season.
Though they couldn’t complete the four-game sweep, we need to keep things in perspective and remember that 2019 was never our year to compete. Seeing the Padres produce offensively, unleash strong starting pitching, and have fun on the field was a refreshing sight to see.
With that said, we’ve got three takeaways from the divisional series win.