How quickly the fortunes have changed for the Padres. Two wins in the last 10 games. Six losses in a row. Three losses to the worst team in the NL and three to the best in the AL. They're equal opportunity losers. Now they're en route to starting the second half of the season the same way they started the first half. Just one tenth of a percentage from last place in the division. All winning momentum is gone. So depressing. To make matters worse, there's all the foul weather fans coming out of the woodwork again, making Twitter unbearable. Le sigh.
The good news is that Everth Cabrera is coming back today after being out of the lineup for the past 17 games due to a pulled hamstring. As a possible candidate for the All-Star team and the team's spark plug for its offensive engine, it can't hurt to have him back. However, if you're hoping that Cabrera will return the Padres to their winning ways, Bud Black wants to set you straight.
"This is not about one guy," said manager Bud Black. "I know a lot is made about Cabrera, but he's gonna have to do his thing and the other 24 guys have gotta to do theirs. He's not a savior."
What a downer the last 2 weeks have been.