With the majority of their games against division rivals out of the way, the San Diego Padres will hope for a big month of September.
They start out September with five games on the road against AL West foes in the Anaheim Angels (x2) and Oakland Athletics (x3).
This could be a sneaky tough stretch so I’ll so they go 2-3.
But then they have perhaps the easiest stretch of their 2020 season with three games at home against the Rockies and four games at home against the Giants.
They’ll really need to take advantage here and pick up at least five wins.
Because up next is their final matchup with the Dodgers where they need to win the three-game series at home.
After that, the Padres have a pretty soft schedule to end the season with three against the Mariners, two against the Angels, and three against the Giants.
They should be able to win each of those series and at least split against the Angels for five more wins.
September: 14-9; Overall Record: 37-23
Perhaps that seems a little optimistic, but that’s what it will likely take if the Padres are going to win the NL West in 2020.
And I certainly think the Padres have the depth and talent to make it happen.
Let us know in the comments below how many games you think it will take to win the NL West in 2020 and if the Padres can meet that mark.