I think Peavy sums up everything with that quote. The Padres don't have that killer instinct, to put teams away when they are down. To beat up on teams in a slump. To clinch that division.
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"That's our biggest problem," Bochy said. "It's been going on for a while now and that's what's killing us more than anything. You look at the board and for us to have three runs, that shouldn't happen today.
"I can't make them hit the ball to somebody on the first pitch. I did strike out 10, but I got up in the pitch count, and that's not something you look for, especially with Arizona sliding. We'd like to make up ground. The good thing is that we're not losing ground."