Padres again tied for worst start in franchise history

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Last week the Padres were tied for their worst start in franchise history after 12 games. During a sweep of the Dodgers they grabbed fist fulls of dirt and pulled themselves out of the hole they had dug for themselves. With Headley back in the lineup and the team fired up after the Quentin brawl, I swore the team wouldn't even sniff the bottom of the barrel again. I was wrong.

Five losses in a row and the team is right back to where it started. They've tripped and fallen back into the hole in preparation for the long dirt nap.


5 - 15

8

Lost 5

142


Comparing last week's table with this week's, it appears the 2013 team is keeping pace with the 1987 team. Coincidentally the 1987 team was the last to reach double digit wins. It took them 40 games to get 10 wins.

If there's any bright side to this, it's that the 2012 team only had 6 wins at this point in the season. They had a good second half and finished with 76 wins, but boy that first half was a stinker.

First 20 games by Winning %

Year

Wins in first 20 games

Winning % in first 20

Season Wins

Season Games

Season Winning %

1971

5

25

61

161

37.89

1987

5

25

65

162

40.12

1970

6

30

63

162

38.89

1974

6

30

60

162

37.04

1981

6

30

41

110

37.27

1994

6

30

47

117

40.17

2012

6

30

76

162

46.91

1973

7

35

60

162

37.04

1978

7

35

84

162

51.85

2001

7

35

79

162

48.77

2003

7

35

64

162

39.51

1977

8

40

69

162

42.59

1979

8

40

68

161

42.24

2006

8

40

88

162

54.32

2011

8

40

71

162

43.83

1969

9

45

52

162

32.1

1972

9

45

58

153

37.91

1976

9

45

73

162

45.06

1980

9

45

73

163

44.79

1983

9

45

81

163

49.69

1988

9

45

83

161

51.55

1990

9

45

75

162

46.3

1993

9

45

61

162

37.65

1995

9

45

70

144

48.61

1997

9

45

76

162

46.91

1999

9

45

74

162

45.68

2002

9

45

66

162

40.74

2005

9

45

82

162

50.62

2008

9

45

63

162

38.89

1975

10

50

71

162

43.83

1989

10

50

89

162

54.94

1992

10

50

82

162

50.62

2000

10

50

76

162

46.91

1985

11

55

83

162

51.23

1986

11

55

74

162

45.68

1991

11

55

84

162

51.85

2004

11

55

87

162

53.7

2009

11

55

75

162

46.3

2007

12

60

89

163

54.6

2010

12

60

90

162

55.56

1996

13

65

91

162

56.17

1982

14

70

81

162

50

1984

14

70

92

162

56.79

1998

16

80

98

162

60.49

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