Padres drop series finale to the Dodgers, (finally) guarantee themselves a losing season

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The hard fighting Padres of the second half of this season are now limping into the end of the month.

I guess the thing with the Padres this season is that, by many accounts, we would've guaranteed the losing season sometime in early August. We would've hit that 82 loss point a while ago, instead of just inside the last week of the season.

At this point, management isn't taking chances with just about anybody and much of the team that we'll expect to see in 2013 is shelved. Huston Street is done. Andrew Cashner. Carlos Quentin probably won't play any more games in 2012.

Keep in mind, at the halfway point, this team had won 31 games. If they had stuck with the pace they were going at during the first half of the season, they would've guaranteed their losing season by game 131. Game 131 was August 28th against the Braves. That day happened to be a loss... that ended a Padres 8 game winning streak.

Now that the Padres have lost the Dodgers series, Foulweather Fan will likely be in full effect and pointing out the obvious things won't make much sense to them. The Padres have obviously gone into shelf and hibernation mode. It was a season full of injuries, and they won't be taking any chances against the already clinched Giants nor the hapless Brewers.

One of the foulweather comments on pointed out that even if the Padres win all of their last 6 games, that would only be the 17th best season in the history of the team. In 43 years of history, the Padres took a season that was on pace to be the worst season in the history of the team to the possibly the 17th best season in the team's history...

Well, that's just the sort of positivity that just blows the mind of a foulweather. Me? I'll limp along with the Padres into the offseason looking forward to 2013.

Go Padres.

Final - 9.27.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles Dodgers 0 0 0 1 4 1 0 1 1 8 14 1
San Diego Padres 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 4 10 2

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