Padres Game 20 Preview: April officially not our month

SAN DIEGO, CA - APRIL 25: Yonder Alonso #23 of the San Diego Padres falls after being brushed back during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Petco Park on April 25, 2012 in San Diego, California. The Nationals won 7-2. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

The Padres go into the end of another series looking to avoid getting swept. Let's review how this month has gone...


NL West Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Los Angeles 13 6 .684 0 Lost 2
San Francisco 10 9 .526 3 Won 1
Colorado 9 9 .500 3.5 Lost 1
Arizona 9 10 .473 4 Lost 2
San Diego 5 14 .263 8 Lost 2

(updated 4.26.2012 at 7:46 PM EDT)


So as it stands, we're only 8 games back, which, between you and me, is totally doable. And by doable, I mean we were able to fall 8 games back.

Look at it this way, if we get a little 9 game winning streak going, we can get back to .500. That would be good, right? Maybe our goals should be smaller. Like get in front of the Diamondbacks. If we can get in front of the Diamondbacks, that will be cause for celebration. It's the little things.

Tonight though, we have the Washington Nationals who are making their run at the postseason early. The Nationals are hot like lava and it's up to Opening Day Starter Edinson Volquez to cool those hotties off.

If you're headed to the game, the World Famous San Diego Chicken will be there, doing his thing. I will also be there doing my thing, which, these days, involves a lot of sighing and saying things like, "Oh well" and "Man, really?" and "Blech".

However, I have faith that the Padres are trying their darndest. Just keep on keeping on, Padres.

GO TEAM GO.


Next Game

Washington Nationals
@ San Diego Padres

Thursday, Apr 26, 2012, 7:05 PM PDT
Petco Park

Edwin Jackson vs Edinson Volquez

Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing in from left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 60.

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