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The 74-88 record is the worst since 2011.
You know how good Craig Kimbrel is? He's 38 of 42 in save chances with a 2.62 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 85 strikeouts in 58 1/3 innings this season and it's the worst of his five full seasons.
If the Padres don't get to 76 wins, it'll be their worst team since 2011. They are 70-81 right now.
You know who hasn't been bad for a bit? Melvin Upton Jr. Since July 6, he's hitting .276/.328/.472. He's a good enough defender in center field to believe he's acceptable heading into next season as the starter there. Just avert your eyes from the contract.
Only CarGo (we'll get to him in a second) has more second-half RBI among NL players than Matt Kemp.
Tyson Ross can't win the Silver Slugger thanks to Madison Bumgarner, but he's still a good hitting pitcher. He's 12 for 48 (.250) with a double, triple, home run and four RBI this season.
They haven't been above .500 since June 8, but they are close. I'd be interested to see the overall reaction to this season should they end with a winning record while missing the playoffs by a pretty sizeable margin. They haven't had a winning record since 2010, though they did win 77 games last season.
And now they've won six of eight. This coming after losing six in a row against the Brewers and Phillies. Whatever.
Swept by the Phillies after losing three of four to the Brewers. Atta way to show your GM that his confidence in you was founded!
I wonder if A.J. Preller realized what I've been saying for weeks -- that if he gutted the team after gutting the farm system a few months ago he'd be admitting he didn't know what he was doing -- and that's why he kept everyone at the deadline? He didn't fool himself into thinking they are contenders, right?
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2015 Team Leaders
AVGYangervis Solarte , 3B.270
HRJustin Upton , LF26
RBIMatt Kemp , RF100
OBPJustin Upton , LF.336
SLGJustin Upton , LF.454
RJustin Upton , LF85
SBJustin Upton , LF19
WJames Shields , SP13
ERATyson Ross , SP3.26
WHIPIan Kennedy , SP1.30
KJames Shields , SP216
SVCraig Kimbrel , RP39

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