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April 19th still pretty close to the worst date in Padres history

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Jason Miller

April 19th has historically been the worst date in Padres history, but because this year's Padres team lost on April 2nd, that date has now claimed that title. Although you'll notice that the sample size is still pretty small on April 2nd with only 8 games played on the date over the past 46 seasons.

Dates with worst winning %

Game Date

Wins

Games

Winning %

2-Apr

2

8

25%

19-Apr

10

38

26.32%

10-Jul

9

32

28.13%

6-Jul

12

41

29.27%

26-May

13

43

30.23%

So instead we'll look at April 19th with astonishment and disgust. It's now the second worst date in Padres history, but the team has played 38 games in the possible 45 seasons. They've only won 10 of the games. One of the big contributors for the poor record is the losing streak from 1991-2004. I wish I could figure out why the team plays so much worse on this date than others.

Below you'll find the results of all the games the Padres have played on April 19th. Interestingly enough this will be the 12th time that the Padres have played the Giants on the date. They've won 6 of the 11 as of this morning, so the Giants don't seem to be the issue.

April 19th

Year

Outcome

Opponent

Home/Away

Runs

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

2013

L

SFG

@

2

3

-1