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Historically Padres win Game 40s

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Denis Poroy

As you saw in a post from just a few days ago the Padres have their lowest winning percentage on the 36th game of the season.  Conversely the game with the highest winning percentage is Game 40.  It's not an impressively high winning percentage, but we'll take it.  Game 40 will be played today against the Cincinnati Reds, they don't stand a chance.

I have a theory that there's a delayed effect of losing so horribly and consistently on Game 36, after a few days the Padres gather some pride and decide to try a little harder and win on Game 40.  It's a stupid theory, but it's all I got.

Game #

Wins

# of Games

Win %

40

31

45

68.89

127

28

43

65.12

151

26

42

61.9

The longest seasonal winning streak was 9 games in length from 1985 to 1993.  The team is currently in the midst of a two game losing streak.

Year

Outcome

Opponent

Home/Away

Runs

Runs Against

Difference

1969

L

PIT


3

6

-3

1970

L

LAD


3

4

-1

1971

L

STL

@

8

15

-7

1972

W

CIN

@

5

2

3

1973

W

CIN

@

2

1

1

1974

W

SFG

@

7

3

4

1975

L

PIT


2

4

-2

1976

L

LAD


0

8

-8

1977

W

MON

@

12

4

8

1978

W

LAD


3

2

1

1979

W

HOU

@

4

2

2

1980

W

STL

@

8

4

4

1981

W

ATL

@

5

2

3

1982

W

CHC


8

2

6

1983

L

MON

@

4

5

-1

1984

L

NYM


2

4

-2

1985

W

PHI

@

7

2

5

1986

W

NYM


7

4

3

1987

W

NYM

@

7

5

2

1988

W

PHI


4

3

1

1989

W

MON

@

6

5

1

1990

W

NYM

@

5

4

1

1991

W

ATL

@

7

2

5

1992

W

NYM


12

6

6

1993

W

COL


5

4

1

1994

L

HOU

@

5

9

-4

1995

W

NYM


8

4

4

1996

W

NYM


4

3

1

1997

L

CIN

@

0

5

-5

1998

W

NYM


6

2

4

1999

W

CIN


5

4

1

2000

W

FLA

@

6

2

4

2001

W

NYM

@

15

3

12

2002

W

MON


2

1

1

2003

L

FLA


3

10

-7

2004

W

PIT

@

7

3

4

2005

W

ATL


3

2

1

2006

L

ARI

@

2

5

-3

2007

L

CIN


1

2

-1

2008

W

CHC

@

4

3

1

2009

W

SFG


2

1

1

2010

W

LAD

@

10

5

5

2011

W

COL

@

8

2

6

2012

L

LAA


2

7

-5

2013

L

WSN


2

6

-4