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Did the Padres’ luck run out?

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Luck has run out for the Padres and it might be time for them to start addressing their weaknesses if they want to make a real playoff push.

Colorado Rockies v San Diego Padres Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

After a blistering start to the season, the San Diego Padres have dropped their last three games and seem to be struggling to get consistent starting pitching or fill the holes in their lineup.

The team is lucky to be 11-8 and in 2nd place in the NL West with their run differential, which is worse than every team in the division save the Colorado Rockies that just swept San Diego in their first series matchup of the season. As a matter of fact, there are only two teams in the entire National League with a worse run differential than the Padres, meaning that luck had a lot to do with where the Padres were two weeks into the season.

Craig Elsten and I talked about if we were worried about the Padres, now that the luck seems to be fading, and a few other things in our latest podcast episode. Here’s a good summary of the rest of the topics:

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