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Good Morning San Diego - August 20, 2021

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Everything you need to know about MLB news and your San Diego Padres for Friday, August 20, 2021.

San Diego Padres v Colorado Rockies Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

Yesterday’s Game: Off Day

Today’s First Pitch: 7:10 p.m. PST vs. Philadelphia Phillies

San Diego Padres News

Part of the problem with this year’s Padres offense is last year’s Padres’ offense (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Stat Stories: History of NL Wild Card says Padres’ August performance puts them in real jeopardy (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Can the Padres Hold Their Playoff Spot? (Sports Illustrated)

MLB News

MLB’s most surprising league leaders (MLB.com)

Here’s each team’s new Top 30 Prospects list (MLB.com)

Is Votto a HOFer? The answer is unanimous (MLB.com)

Here’s why Giants’ HR pace is unprecedented (MLB.com)

On This Day...

Bay Area News Group Archive

1974 - First baseman Willie McCovey hits a three-run homer and right-handed pitcher Dave Freisleben allows three hits and seven walks while striking out three in a complete-game shutout as the Padres defeat the Expos 3–0 in Montreal. While McCovey is a San Francisco Giants legend, McCovey had a brief career in San Diego, playing 2.5 seasons from 1974-76.