Kim Hae-sung’s San Diego falls further behind…fall festivities uncertain

They’re 31-34 with a .477 winning percentage. They’re in fourth place in the West, one of the tightest divisions in the National League. They’re now 9.5 games behind the division-leading Arizona Diamondbacks. It’s still too early to tell, but the Padres are also 2.5 games out of third place in the wild-card race.

The Dodgers lost 4-5 to the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, on April 12. The offense took the lead with a run in the top of the ninth, but the defense gave up back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the ninth.

The loss pushed them further away from the district leaders. Currently, Arizona leads the West with 41 wins and 25 losses, thanks to a recent six-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Dodgers are second with 37 wins and 29 losses and the San Francisco Giants are third with 34 wins and 32 losses. San Diego is fourth and Colorado is fifth with 28 wins and 40 losses.

Poor home record. San Diego has played 33 games at home through 13 days, going 15-18. This contrasts with a relatively strong 16-16 record in 32 games on the road. The lack of success at home is a big reason why the Padres have fallen behind in the standings.

Last season, they made it all the way to the National League Championship Series. They swept the New York Mets in the wild-card game, then upset the Dodgers in the division series in three games to one. They fell short of advancing to the World Series, falling to the Philadelphia Phillies in four games in the Championship Series.먹튀검증

Heading into this season, San Diego was ranked third in’s power rankings. They were the favorites to win the World Series, along with the Houston Astros (No. 1) and Atlanta Braves (No. 2). After reaching the World Series only twice (1984 and 1988) since its inception in 1969, the team was expected to break the streak of never reaching the pinnacle. However, the team has struggled so far this season.

They’ve finished 65 of 162 regular-season games. That’s 40.1 percent of the schedule. They still have about 60% of their games left, but at this rate, they won’t be able to clinch an invitation to the Fall Classic. Any more losses are dangerous.

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