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Padres get all busted up by Cubs, 5-2. I told you those were Must Win Games back in May.

Some people, including many of our regular commenters, believe, perhaps rightly so, that jbox and I don't actually know what we are talking about.

They look at us and say, "Look at these two yahoos. All they really want to talk about is the players' hair and the various outfits that get worn on off days."

For you doubters, and for those who, for whatever ridiculous reason, believe that it's not possible that games in the spring have any effect on the outcomes of autumn, I point you to the first Must Win Game that the Padres actually won this season. Wayback machine: May 12, 2010.

Tomorrow is another Must Win Game. Better to collect them now than to need 5 in a row at the end of the year!

As we've been calling these Must Win Games, and jbox and I haven't really called that many games "Must Win" this season, we've actually managed to lose a few that we really really really wanted to win.

So where are we now?

The Padres now need 5 wins in a row and this is the end of the year.

There's no other way around it. If we lose another game, we're out of the playoffs. People may call me a doubter, but I speak the truth. People also doubted that those game back in May and June that we had to win actually were Must Win Games, but I bet you would've loved to have won maybe another game against the Nationals. Maybe we shouldn't have given up that Dodgers loss way back when.

So many opportunities. Now's the time to cap off the Best Season Ever. Don't forget, I called that one too.

Final - 9.28.2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago Cubs 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 5 10 0
San Diego Padres 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 2
WP: Ryan Dempster (15 - 11)
SV: Carlos Marmol (36)
LP: Mat Latos (14 - 9)

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