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Padres have never won back-to-back 1-0 games

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While driving home last night I had the game on the radio and heard Jesse Agler share an interesting stat.  The Padres have never won back-to-back games by the score of 1-0.  That seems like a common score, it must have happened in the 47 years of Padres baseball, wouldn't you think?

It almost happened last night or so thought young Agler.

Then just like that, the Padres scored again en route to their eventual win.

Not that I don't trust Jesse's stat team, but I dove deep into the stats to see for myself.

Well, they were right.  The Padres have only won by a score of 1-0 one hundred times over the years and none of them were in back-to-back games.  The team has finished games with the same scores 115 times in the 7,526 games.

There's been a few times where the games have finished with the score for more than two games in a row.  The first time it happened was in July of 1982.  For three games from the 81st to the 83rd the Padres grew their winning streak from 3 games to 6 in a row.  They beat the Phillies twice and the Mets once in the first game of a double header by scores of 5-3.

Game #

Opponent

Outcome

Runs

Runs against

YEAR

81

PHI

W

5

3

1982

82

PHI

W

5

3

1982

83

NYM

W

5

3

1982

The last time it happened was in 2008.  We made absolutely no mention of it when it in our game recaps as it happened and instead took pictures of the Pad Squad from our seats in the upper deck.  Alas, it did happen in 4 straight games as the Padres won by a score of 2-1.  Against the Cubs came their first win and then 3 wins on their way to a 4 game sweep of the Mets.

Game #

Opponent

Outcome

Runs

Runs Against

Year

61

CHC

W

2

1

2008

62

NYM

W-wo

2

1

2008

63

NYM

W

2

1

2008

64

NYM

W-wo

2

1

2008

Oh, in case you're curious, the most common score in all of those games is your classic Padres' 2-3 loss.  Here's the most popular scores ranked in order.

# of Games

Score

260

2-3

241

3-2

229

2-1

223

3-4

212

4-3

194

1-2

180

2-4

156

5-4

153

1-3

149

4-5

145

3-1

132

4-2

131

1-4

128

2-5

126

5-3

123

3-5

117

5-6

114

6-5

113

4-1

105

3-6

105

5-2

104

1-5

100

1-0