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Padres have their worst record on Game 36 of the season

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I was listening to John Gennaro's podcast this morning about his excitement for the Padres.   He was talking about how taking a double header from the Cubbies yesterday could change the season.  He went on to mention that the Padres today match up with a bad Brewers team which arguably means a better opportunity for the Padres to keep winning.

Well the Brewers are bad, perhaps worse than their record shows, but they're 14-20 while the Padres are 15-20.  Plus the Padres must defeat more than just the Brewers today, they must contend with Game 36.  I've nicknamed Game 36 for the Padres, "the meat grinder".  That's because it's the game where the Padres have historically had the least amount of success and it's not close.  Check this:

Games with worst win %

Game #

Wins

Games

Win %

36

9

47

19.15

61

13

47

27.66

72

14

47

29.79

85

15

47

31.91

54

15

47

31.91

It took the franchise 17 seasons to win their first Game 36. They also had a 9 year losing streak from 1996-2004. Since then they've been playing .500 baseball.   You might say that means the curse has been broken, but what if it isn't?  Muahahahah Muhahahaha!

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