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Padres have won 6 of first 10 games

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After the first series of the season there seemed to be some trepidation among Padres fans about their revamped team.  Would the upgrades in the offseason actually work on the field during the regular season?  The Pads looked competitive but for some there was already reason to panic.  The Dodgers did us dirty in the first and third games.

Now I wasn't in full blown panic mode, but this team is about as "all in" as any Padres team since 1998.  Team leadership has seemingly pulled out all the stops and I'd hate to see the Padres miss the playoffs because of a slow lackluster start.  Every win is going to matter this year and we know all too well one game could make all the difference.

With all that said I decided that there'd be sufficient reason to panic if the the Padres had won less than 4 games out of the first 10.  In my mind, I drew the line in the sand.  At the time I checked to see if Padres teams of the past had ever made a success of their season when starting with just three wins.  Sure enough, the 2006 team did it, they finished with 88 wins and division championship.  Still I thought I'd choose to panic early, if it came to it.

As it turns out, there was no need.  The Padres have won their last two series and have claimed 6 wins.  I'm growing more confident and I feel they're growing more confident too.

Have a look at how other Padres teams started and finished their seasons and see that it doesn't tell us a whole lot.

Year

Wins in 1st 10

Win % in 1st 10

Season Wins

Season Games

Season Win %

1994

1

10

47

117

40.17

1974

2

20

60

162

37.04

1987

2

20

65

162

40.12

2012

2

20

76

162

46.91

2013

2

20

76

162

46.91

1981

3

30

41

110

37.27

1993

3

30

61

162

37.65

1971

3

30

61

161

37.89

1988

3

30

83

161

51.55

1978

3

30

84

162

51.85

2006

3

30

88

162

54.32

1969

4

40

52

162

32.1

1973

4

40

60

162

37.04

1972

4

40

58

153

37.91

2003

4

40

64

162

39.51

2002

4

40

66

162

40.74

1979

4

40

68

161

42.24

1977

4

40

69

162

42.59

2011

4

40

71

162

43.83

2014

4

40

77

162

47.53

1995

4

40

70

144

48.61

1983

4

40

81

163

49.69

2004

4

40

87

162

53.7

2010

4

40

90

162

55.56

1970

5

50

63

162

38.89

2008

5

50

63

162

38.89

1976

5

50

73

162

45.06

1999

5

50

74

162

45.68

2000

5

50

76

162

46.91

2001

5

50

79

162

48.77

2005

5

50

82

162

50.62

1989

5

50

89

162

54.94

1975

6

60

71

162

43.83

1980

6

60

73

163

44.79

1990

6

60

75

162

46.3

1997

6

60

76

162

46.91

1982

6

60

81

162

50

1985

6

60

83

162

51.23

2007

6

60

89

163

54.6

2015

6

60

6

10

60

1986

7

70

74

162

45.68

2009

7

70

75

162

46.3

1992

7

70

82

162

50.62

1991

7

70

84

162

51.85

1996

7

70

91

162

56.17

1984

8

80

92

162

56.79

1998

8

80

98

162

60.49