As the Padres are a very good team, how have they done against the teams they're supposed to beat? For the purposes of this discussion, teams they're supposed to beat are .500 or worse as of today.
- Arizona - 10-4 (including 8-0 at home)
- Baltimore - 2-1
- Cubs - 4-0
- Houston - 5-2
- Milwaukee - 4-3
- Mets - 3-3
- Pittsburgh - 6-0
- Seattle - 4-2
- Washington - 3-3
But it does mean they're 35-31 against the good teams. And that's fine, too; the good teams are good for a reason.
Here's an interesting look at the schedule. Our Padres have but 8 games left against sub-.500 teams (4 with Arizona, 4 with the Cubs). The remaining 28 games are against top-tier competition (the Rockies, Cardinals, Dodgers, Phillies, Giants, Reds of the world). On the one hand they may play .500 ball the rest of the way.
On the other hand, they will be recently battle tested once the playoffs roll around. That can't help but be a good thing.
Podcast tonight at 2200, following the Burn Notice Season Finale. See you then.