May 16, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres mascot The Swingin Friar looks to the sky before a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at PETCO Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
When I started tracking the 2012 Padres against the worst Padres team ever. The current team was two games behind the 1969 Padres' pace. That was on June 21st. Since then our boys have been on a roll, they've gone 17-10. They've passed the '69ers and put 8 games between them.
NL West Standings
In the actual NL West the Padres were also dwelling in the cellar, two games behind the Rockies. Because of their recent hot streak they've built a 3.5 game lead over them.
If the Padres hold this .423 pace the rest of the season they'll be 30th place on the list of all time best Padres teams. That's reason to celebrate.
|27||2011||San Diego Padres||NL West||162||71||91||.438||5th of 5||C.Maybin (4.3)||Buddy Black (71-91)|
|28||1975||San Diego Padres||NL West||162||71||91||.438||4th of 6||R.Jones (7.3)||John McNamara (71-91)|
|29||1977||San Diego Padres||NL West||162||69||93||.426||5th of 6||G.Hendrick (5.6)||John McNamara (20-28), Bob Skinner (1-0) and Al Dark (48-65)|
|30||2012||San Diego Padres||NL West||97||41||56||.423||4th of 5||C.Headley (2.8)||Buddy Black (41-56)|
|31||1979||San Diego Padres||NL West||161||68||93||.422||5th of 6||D.Winfield (8.1)||Roger Craig (68-93)|