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Open Thread, 8/5: Padres vs Nationals or The Juggernaut Rolls On

By now, baseball fans all around know that the Nationals are the luckiest team around. I mean, you don't go an entire season with fewer runs scored than allowed and still manage a winning record, right? Right?

Well, maybe you do. I don't know how, but you do.

One thing I do know is that the Padres players have decided to take matters into their own hands. I'm pretty sure Lopes being away is the result of a well placed crank call. The signs are all coming straight from the players on the bench. I don't think Picciolo is being relied on as a traffic light anymore and you'll see the insane sac bunt calls get ignored. Except for Loretta. Loretta might still follow orders because he might be a little bit of a mama's boy, but I'm hoping he falls in line with the players. The only thing Bochy and the managers can do now is sabotage the lineup and the pitching changes. They may try, but I'm confident that the Padres will prevail.