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Padres escape with win from Game 36 meat grinder

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Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

I've told you before about the Game 36 meat grinder.  I've told you what it has done to Padres teams of the past.  Before last night's game the Padres had only won 8 of their 46 games, a dismal 17.78% winning percentage.  No other game number even comes close to being as bad for our beloved Friars.

Well after last night's 8-3 win over the Nationals the Padres may have broken the Game 36 curse, at least for now.  After Pads trounced the Nats, they own a 19.15% win percentage and almost have double digit wins after 47 games played.

Games with worst win %

Game #

Wins

Games

Win %

36

9

47

19.15

61

13

46

28.26

72

14

46

30.43

54

14

46

30.43

17

15

47

31.91

It took the Padres 17 years to win their first Game 36.  After 5 more straight losses in the past 5 years the Padres redeemed themselves for a time.

Results of the Padres 36th games

Year

Outcome

Opponent

Home/Away

Runs

Runs Against

Difference

1969

L-wo

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-wo

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-wo

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-wo

TBR

@

7

8

-1

2014

L

MIA


1

3

-2

2015

W

WSN


8

3

5