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Game 40, the winningest game in Padres franchise history

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The winningest game in Padres history is today.  The franchise has won just shy of 70% of their 40th games of the season.  It's such an incredible turn around from their losingest game, the meat grinder, number 36 that we fans are given whiplash.  What are we to think?

Padres games with highest win percentage

Game #

Wins

Games

Win %

40

32

46

69.57

127

28

44

63.64

53

28

46

60.87

151

26

43

60.47

150

26

43

60.47

When we look at the games over the past 46 years, we see a 9 game win streak from 1985 to 1993.  We also see loads of smaller winning streaks.  The longest losing streak is only 2 games.  Tonight we beat the Cubs, because of Game 40, pure and simple.

The results of every Game 40

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-wo

MON

@

4

5

-1

1984

L

NYM


2

4

-2

1985

W

PHI

@

7

2

5

1986

W-wo

NYM


7

4

3

1987

W

NYM

@

7

5

2

1988

W-wo

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-wo

COL


5

4

1

1994

L

HOU

@

5

9

-4

1995

W

NYM


8

4

4

1996

W-wo

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-wo

MON


2

1

1

2003

L

FLA


3

10

-7

2004

W

PIT

@

7

3

4

2005

W-wo

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

2014

W

CIN

@

2

1

1