This is 40. Not the depressing comedy movie. The 40th game of the Padres season. The winningest game ever!

Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Edinson Volquez and the Padres face Stephen Strasburg tonight. One might think that the Nationals hold the edge. Those that do didn't consider that this is the 40th game of the season.

Game 40

Last week I revealed to you that the Padres historically play horribly on Game 36 of the season, winning only 18.18% 17.78% of their games.

This is different. This is Game 40 where the Padres dominate, winning 70.45% of their games, more than any other game number.

Game #

Wins

Games

Win %

40

31

44

70.45

The next closest games are still 4 wins away. It doesn't get any better than Game 40.

Game #

Wins

Games

Win %

127

27

42

64.29

104

27

44

61.36

53

27

44

61.36

Let's look back at the past 44 years at all the Game 40s. The first thing I notice is that the Padres only have winning streaks. Their longest a 9 game streak from 1985 to 1993, their shortest two games on several different occasions. They never have more than a 3 loss streak and that came in their first 3 years in existence.

Results of the Padres 40th game

Year

Outcome

Opponent

Home/Away

Runs

Runs Against

Difference

1969

L

PIT


3

6

-3

1970

L

LAD


3

4

-1

1971

L

STL

@

8

15

-7

1972

W

CIN

@

5

2

3

1973

W

CIN

@

2

1

1

1974

W

SFG

@

7

3

4

1975

L

PIT


2

4

-2

1976

L

LAD


0

8

-8

1977

W

MON

@

12

4

8

1978

W

LAD


3

2

1

1979

W

HOU

@

4

2

2

1980

W

STL

@

8

4

4

1981

W

ATL

@

5

2

3

1982

W

CHC


8

2

6

1983

L

MON

@

4

5

-1

1984

L

NYM


2

4

-2

1985

W

PHI

@

7

2

5

1986

W

NYM


7

4

3

1987

W

NYM

@

7

5

2

1988

W

PHI


4

3

1

1989

W

MON

@

6

5

1

1990

W

NYM

@

5

4

1

1991

W

ATL

@

7

2

5

1992

W

NYM


12

6

6

1993

W

COL


5

4

1

1994

L

HOU

@

5

9

-4

1995

W

NYM


8

4

4

1996

W

NYM


4

3

1

1997

L

CIN

@

0

5

-5

1998

W

NYM


6

2

4

1999

W

CIN


5

4

1

2000

W

FLA

@

6

2

4

2001

W

NYM

@

15

3

12

2002

W

MON


2

1

1

2003

L

FLA


3

10

-7

2004

W

PIT

@

7

3

4

2005

W

ATL


3

2

1

2006

L

ARI

@

2

5

-3

2007

L

CIN


1

2

-1

2008

W

CHC

@

4

3

1

2009

W

SFG


2

1

1

2010

W

LAD

@

10

5

5

2011

W

COL

@

8

2

6

2012

L

LAA


2

7

-5

Okay, now for the list of all the Game #s and their winning percentages. You've got a lot of scrolling to do to get to the comments (and the rec button).

Game winning percentages as of 5/16/2013

Game #

Wins

Games

Win %

36

8

45

17.78

72

13

44

29.55

61

13

44

29.55

54

13

44

29.55

17

14

45

31.11

85

14

44

31.82

163

1

3

33.33

149

14

41

34.15

116

15

43

34.88

19

16

45

35.56

26

16

45

35.56

59

16

44

36.36

58

16

44

36.36

160

15

40

37.5

157

15

40

37.5

35

17

45

37.78

33

17

45

37.78

45

17

44

38.64

105

17

44

38.64

62

17

44

38.64

90

17

44

38.64

106

17

44

38.64

74

17

44

38.64

47

17

44

38.64

97

17

44

38.64

83

17

44

38.64

153

16

41

39.02

156

16

40

40

8

18

45

40

126

17

42

40.48

142

17

42

40.48

132

17

42

40.48

134

17

42

40.48

144

17

42

40.48

124

17

42

40.48

46

18

44

40.91

96

18

44

40.91

94

18

44

40.91

57

18

44

40.91

42

18

44

40.91

103

18

44

40.91

82

18

44

40.91

113

18

43

41.86

24

19

45

42.22

34

19

45

42.22

13

19

45

42.22

18

19

45

42.22

136

18

42

42.86

143

18

42

42.86

121

18

42

42.86

122

18

42

42.86

78

19

44

43.18

109

19

44

43.18

66

19

44

43.18

84

19

44

43.18

68

19

44

43.18

89

19

44

43.18

102

19

44

43.18

73

19

44

43.18

147

18

41

43.9

152

18

41

43.9

114

19

43

44.19

1

20

45

44.44

25

20

45

44.44

22

20

45

44.44

30

20

45

44.44

20

20

45

44.44

23

20

45

44.44

3

20

45

44.44

10

20

45

44.44

9

20

45

44.44

155

18

40

45

161

18

40

45

154

18

40

45

158

18

40

45

128

19

42

45.24

130

19

42

45.24

123

19

42

45.24

120

19

42

45.24

63

20

44

45.45

75

20

44

45.45

41

20

44

45.45

95

20

44

45.45

64

20

44

45.45

43

20

44

45.45

87

20

44

45.45

86

20

44

45.45

148

19

41

46.34

31

21

45

46.67

12

21

45

46.67

32

21

45

46.67

7

21

45

46.67

16

21

45

46.67

28

21

45

46.67

4

21

45

46.67

137

20

42

47.62

140

20

42

47.62

125

20

42

47.62

129

20

42

47.62

98

21

44

47.73

92

21

44

47.73

88

21

44

47.73

55

21

44

47.73

146

20

41

48.78

115

21

43

48.84

2

22

45

48.89

27

22

45

48.89

14

22

45

48.89

100

22

44

50

138

21

42

50

44

22

44

50

141

21

42

50

119

21

42

50

110

22

44

50

56

22

44

50

101

22

44

50

131

21

42

50

80

22

44

50

99

22

44

50

49

22

44

50

79

22

44

50

6

23

45

51.11

11

23

45

51.11

39

23

45

51.11

5

23

45

51.11

112

22

43

51.16

70

23

44

52.27

48

23

44

52.27

67

23

44

52.27

81

23

44

52.27

60

23

44

52.27

65

23

44

52.27

118

22

42

52.38

133

22

42

52.38

21

24

45

53.33

15

24

45

53.33

111

23

43

53.49

145

22

41

53.66

77

24

44

54.55

108

24

44

54.55

139

23

42

54.76

159

22

40

55

38

25

45

55.56

29

25

45

55.56

51

25

44

56.82

91

25

44

56.82

76

25

44

56.82

71

25

44

56.82

50

25

44

56.82

52

25

44

56.82

93

25

44

56.82

107

25

44

56.82

150

24

41

58.54

69

26

44

59.09

162

22

37

59.46

135

25

42

59.52

37

27

45

60

117

26

43

60.47

151

25

41

60.98

104

27

44

61.36

53

27

44

61.36

127

27

42

64.29

40

31

44

70.45

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