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Padres historically bad on the 36th game of the season

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Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

I told you last year that the Padres were cursed on their 36th game of the season and then they lost again.  I tried to warn you, but not one of you would listen. They've lost 82% of their 36th games, far worse than the second worst games.  Game 36 is a meat grinder, pure and simple.  You put a Padre in that game and they are mechanically separated and made into hot dogs.

Game #

Wins

Games Played

Win %

36

8

45

17.78

61

13

45

28.89

72

13

45

28.89

85

14

45

31.11

54

14

45

31.11

The Padres were winless on the 36th game from their inaugural season of 1969 until 1984, a yearly losing streak of 16 straight games.  Then they won in 1985 and then lost 5 more straight 36th games.  They put together another long 9 game streak from 1996 to 2004.  And here we are today in the midst of a 4 game streak.  Can it be broken with a win?  No.  I'm telling you, it's a meat grinder.

Year

Outcome

Opponent

Home/Away

Runs

Runs Against

Difference

1969

L

CHC

@

2

3

-1

1970

L

HOU


1

3

-2

1971

L

HOU

@

0

2

-2

1972

L

HOU


1

2

-1

1973

L

SFG


2

4

-2

1974

L

ATL


5

7

-2

1975

L

CHC


2

3

-1

1976

L

CIN


2

3

-1

1977

L

PHI

@

2

5

-3

1978

L

CIN

@

6

10

-4

1979

L

CIN

@

4

7

-3

1980

L

PIT

@

3

4

-1

1981

L

PHI


3

6

-3

1982

L

STL


3

6

-3

1983

L

NYM

@

1

2

-1

1984

L

MON


2

3

-1

1985

W

NYM

@

2

0

2

1986

L

MON


3

8

-5

1987

L

PIT

@

3

10

-7

1988

L

NYM


4

7

-3

1989

L

STL

@

5

6

-1

1990

L

NYM


4

6

-2

1991

W

CIN

@

5

2

3

1992

W

PIT

@

10

9

1

1993

L

SFG


4

9

-5

1994

L

LAD

@

1

7

-6

1995

W

MON


8

4

4

1996

L

CIN

@

0

1

-1

1997

L

MON

@

7

9

-2

1998

L

ATL

@

5

8

-3

1999

L

CIN

@

0

3

-3

2000

L

ARI


2

6

-4

2001

L

FLA


0

3

-3

2002

L

ATL

@

1

6

-5

2003

L

NYM

@

2

4

-2

2004

L

CHC


1

6

-5

2005

W

FLA


3

2

1

2006

W

CHC

@

10

5

5

2007

W

STL


7

0

7

2008

L

COL


2

4

-2

2009

W

CIN


5

3

2

2010

L

LAD


1

4

-3

2011

L

MIL

@

6

8

-2

2012

L

WSN

@

5

8

-3

2013

L

TBR

@

7

8

-1