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Today, April 19th, is the worst date in Padres history

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Denis Poroy

I know you're excited for baseball to be back after what seems like an extremely long off day, me too... kinda. You see today is April 19th, which might be the worst date in Padres history. This is the date that the Padres franchise has its lowest winning percentage. There it lies at 27%.

Date Wins Games Winning %
19-Apr 10 37 27.03%

As you can see the bad news is the Padres have only won 10 games on this date. Now if you look at the table below you can see the results of all 37 games. The good news is that the Padres have played the Giants 10 times on April 19th and they've won 6 games. So, are the Padres destined to lose based on the date or destined to win based on the opponent and the date? Tonight we'll find out.

Here's how the games have gone over the years:

Year

Outcome

Opponent

Padres score

Runs Against

Difference

1969

L

SFG

3

5

-2

1970

L

HOU

1

5

-4

1971

L

LAD

2

3

-1

1972

W

SFG

4

3

1

1974

L

CIN

4

8

-4

1975

W

ATL

8

2

6

1977

L

ATL

1

4

-3

1978

L

HOU

1

2

-1

1979

L

SFG

10

14

-4

1980

W

SFG

3

0

3

1981

L

LAD

1

6

-5

1982

W

SFG

13

6

7

1983

L

ATL

2

9

-7

1984

L

LAD

0

4

-4

1985

W

LAD

11

2

9

1986

L

SFG

5

6

-1

1987

L

LAD

1

9

-8

1989

W

SFG

4

3

1

1991

L

LAD

0

4

-4

1992

L

HOU

0

1

-1

1994

L

NYM

3

4

-1

1996

L

ATL

1

7

-6

1997

L

STL

1

2

-1

1997

L

STL

0

1

-1

1999

L

PIT

0

3

-3

2000

L

STL

3

4

-1

2001

L

COL

0

4

-4

2002

L

LAD

2

5

-3

2003

L

COL

9

10

-1

2004

L

SFG

3

4

-1

2005

W

SFG

5

2

3

2006

W

COL

13

4

9

2007

W

ARI

11

6

5

2008

L

ARI

3

10

-7

2009

L

PHI

4

5

-1

2010

W

SFG

3

2

1

2012

L

PHI

0

2

-2