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May 31 a good date for a Padres win

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This 2016 incarnation of the Padres team is off to the eleventh worst start (three way tie) in franchise history.  With only 20 wins in their first 52 games, there is little hope for the remainder of the season.  And what's worse is that GM A.J. Preller traded away any hope for a happy future for this turd of a present.  These are dark, dark days in The Suck.  I don't ever remember being this disenfranchised by the team.  Thanks Mike Dee.

Padres' records after 52 games

Year Wins in first 52 First 52 Win % Season Wins Season Games Season Win %
1987 12 23.08 65 162 40.12
2003 14 26.92 64 162 39.51
1971 16 30.77 61 161 37.89
2012 17 32.69 76 162 46.91
1974 18 34.62 60 162 37.04
1972 18 34.62 58 153 37.91
1994 18 34.62 47 117 40.17
1973 19 36.54 60 162 37.04
2008 19 36.54 63 162 38.89
1988 19 36.54 83 161 51.55
1981 20 38.46 41 110 37.27
2016 20 38.46 20 52 38.46
1999 20 38.46 74 162 45.68

The good news is that today, may be the team's best opportunity to turn this turd around as it circles the 2016 toilet bowl before it clogs the drains of our collective memory forever.

If we agree to ignore a couple dates with small sample sizes, then May 31 is the winningest date in franchise history.  They've won an amazing 73.33% of their games on this date.  This isn't just happenstance, this is May 31 magic!

Padres' Winningest Dates

Date Wins Games Win %
30-Mar 1 1 100
31-Mar 3 4 75
31-May 33 45 73.33
6-Oct 2 3 66.67
10-Aug 30 46 65.22
11-Apr 26 40 65

And while this awful 2016 team is on a three game losing streak, the franchise is on a 10 game winning streak on May 31st from 2005 until last year.  The Mariners stand little chance today, take it to your bookie.

May 31 Results

Year Outcome Opponent Home/Away Runs Runs Against Difference
1969 W MON @ 6 2 4
1970 L CHC @ 4 7 -3
1971 W PHI
6 3 3
1971 L PHI
1 3 -2
1972 L ATL @ 4 5 -1
1974 L STL @ 0 5 -5
1975 L NYM @ 2 7 -5
1976 W ATL @ 10 7 3
1977 W SFG @ 4 2 2
1978 W LAD @ 3 1 2
1979 W ATL
3 1 2
1980 W CIN
7 5 2
1981 W ATL
5 1 4
1982 W CHC @ 9 7 2
1983 W MON
5 3 2
1985 W NYM
4 3 1
1986 L PHI @ 0 1 -1
1987 W NYM
1 0 1
1988 W PHI @ 8 0 8
1989 W PHI
2 1 1
1990 W ATL
2 1 1
1991 W HOU
5 4 1
1992 W STL @ 10 0 10
1993 L-wo ATL @ 1 2 -1
1994 W PIT
15 5 10
1995 L-wo NYM @ 5 7 -2
1996 W PHI @ 4 2 2
1997 W HOU @ 12 5 7
1998 W STL
7 3 4
1999 L MIL @ 2 8 -6
2000 W MIL
9 5 4
2001 L HOU
4 8 -4
2002 L MIL
1 12 -11
2003 W ARI
8 7 1
2004 L COL
1 7 -6
2005 W MIL
8 4 4
2006 W COL
3 2 1
2007 W PIT @ 4 2 2
2008 W SFG @ 5 1 4
2009 W COL @ 5 2 3
2010 W NYM
18 6 12
2011 W ATL @ 5 4 1
2013 W-wo TOR
4 3 1
2014 W CHW @ 4 2 2
2015 W PIT
7 1 6