Padres at their all time best -- if you ignore first 20 games

Denis Poroy

About a month ago we played make believe. We imagined that the first 20 games of the season never happened. Remember how they started a franchise worst 5-15? Now forget it. The Padres at that point had only played 44 games and were 2nd place all time from games 21 to 44.

With the Padres continuing on their hot streak and 69 games under their belt, they've now tied the best ever record in franchise history for teams who ignore their first 20 games. That's something to be proud of.

Or course there are plenty of reasons why this team will never amount to anything. Something about sh_tty pitching and regression, but if the Padres are as weird as I've always believed they are, then they can continue to win.

The Padres, as No Team has Been Before | FanGraphs Baseball

Let’s say the projections all come true. The Padres, then, would finish with 81 or 82 wins, and the pitchers would collectively have a 1.5 season WAR. That would be the worst ever for a .500+ team, and it’d be the worst for any team since the 2003 Padres, unless this year’s Astros were to continue to suck. I’ve included here a lot of details. Here’s the general message: these Padres are weird. These Padres can’t pitch, but they can still win.

Padres record from games 21 to 69

Year

Wins

Losses

Games

Win %

Season Wins

Season Games

Season %

1985

30

19

49

61.22

83

162

51.23

2013

30

19

49

61.22




2007

29

20

49

59.18

89

163

54.6

2005

29

20

49

59.18

82

162

50.62

2010

28

21

49

57.14

90

162

55.56

2006

28

21

49

57.14

88

162

54.32

1998

28

21

49

57.14

98

162

60.49

1984

27

22

49

55.1

92

162

56.79

1976

27

22

49

55.1

73

162

45.06

1990

26

23

49

53.06

75

162

46.3

1992

26

23

49

53.06

82

162

50.62

1983

26

23

49

53.06

81

163

49.69

1978

25

24

49

51.02

84

162

51.85

1982

25

24

49

51.02

81

162

50

1995

24

25

49

48.98

70

144

48.61

1970

24

25

49

48.98

63

162

38.89

1986

24

25

49

48.98

74

162

45.68

1991

24

25

49

48.98

84

162

51.85

2001

24

25

49

48.98

79

162

48.77

2004

24

25

49

48.98

87

162

53.7

1996

24

25

49

48.98

91

162

56.17

1979

23

26

49

46.94

68

161

42.24

1989

23

26

49

46.94

89

162

54.94

1977

23

26

49

46.94

69

162

42.59

1975

22

27

49

44.9

71

162

43.83

2011

22

27

49

44.9

71

162

43.83

1974

21

28

49

42.86

60

162

37.04

1980

21

27

49

42.86

73

163

44.79

2008

21

28

49

42.86

63

162

38.89

2000

21

28

49

42.86

76

162

46.91

1999

21

28

49

42.86

74

162

45.68

2002

21

28

49

42.86

66

162

40.74

2009

20

29

49

40.82

75

162

46.3

1994

20

29

49

40.82

47

117

40.17

1997

20

29

49

40.82

76

162

46.91

1981

20

29

49

40.82

41

110

37.27

1988

20

29

49

40.82

83

161

51.55

2012

18

31

49

36.73

76

162

46.91

1971

18

31

49

36.73

61

161

37.89

1993

18

31

49

36.73

61

162

37.65

1969

17

32

49

34.69

52

162

32.1

1987

17

32

49

34.69

65

162

40.12

1972

15

34

49

30.61

58

153

37.91

1973

14

35

49

28.57

60

162

37.04

2003

13

36

49

26.53

64

162

39.51

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