Padres improving after sluggish start

USA TODAY Sports

The Padres have been on a bit of a hot streak recently. They've won 8 of their last 11 games and frankly look like a different team than the one who started the season. They still seem to have plenty of weaknesses but are finding ways to win. It's a big improvement after being tied for worst start in franchise history after 20 games.


13 - 18

5.5

Won 1

132


With 13 wins over the first 31 games, the Padres are tied with the inaugural 1969 team and 6 others in their franchise history. The best of those teams played in 1978 where they finished with 84 wins. The worst was in 1969 when they finished with only 52. I guess what I'm saying is, it's still early. There's no telling how this season will turn out.

First 31 games by Winning %

Year

Wins in first 31 games

Winning % in first 31

Season Wins

Season Games

Season Winning %

1987

7

22.58

65

162

40.12

1971

10

32.26

61

161

37.89

1994

10

32.26

47

117

40.17

1988

10

32.26

83

161

51.55

1973

11

35.48

60

162

37.04

1981

11

35.48

41

110

37.27

2003

11

35.48

64

162

39.51

2012

11

35.48

76

162

46.91

2008

12

38.71

63

162

38.89

1979

12

38.71

68

161

42.24

1977

12

38.71

69

162

42.59

2011

12

38.71

71

162

43.83

1997

12

38.71

76

162

46.91

1969

13

41.94

52

162

32.1

1993

13

41.94

61

162

37.65

1970

13

41.94

63

162

38.89

1999

13

41.94

74

162

45.68

2009

13

41.94

75

162

46.3

2000

13

41.94

76

162

46.91

1978

13

41.94

84

162

51.85

1974

14

45.16

60

162

37.04

1972

14

45.16

58

153

37.91

1995

14

45.16

70

144

48.61

1983

14

45.16

81

163

49.69

1975

15

48.39

71

162

43.83

1980

15

48.39

73

163

44.79

1986

15

48.39

74

162

45.68

1990

15

48.39

75

162

46.3

2001

15

48.39

79

162

48.77

1992

15

48.39

82

162

50.62

1991

15

48.39

84

162

51.85

1989

15

48.39

89

162

54.94

1976

16

51.61

73

162

45.06

1982

16

51.61

81

162

50

2006

16

51.61

88

162

54.32

2002

17

54.84

66

162

40.74

2005

17

54.84

82

162

50.62

2007

17

54.84

89

163

54.6

1985

18

58.06

83

162

51.23

1984

18

58.06

92

162

56.79

2004

19

61.29

87

162

53.7

2010

19

61.29

90

162

55.56

1996

19

61.29

91

162

56.17

1998

22

70.97

98

162

60.49

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