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The Giant Dipper

September 26th, 2010 by Ray

With one week left, this has already been an exhausting September.

On August 26th, the Padres’ postseason odds were at their peak, scoring a 96.7 from Baseball Prospectus and a 97.2 from coolstandings. Since then, the Padres have made it interesting, losing 10 in a row, flirting with an all-time collapse, and winning five of their last seven.

I’m sure I don’t need to tell you how up-and-down this past month has been, but here’s a visual reference for you just in case.

Padres postseaso odds

That looks like one fun roller coaster. Here’s hoping they let us off at the top.

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3 Responses to “The Giant Dipper”

  1. Larry Faria says:

    Now that the Padres are a half game down in the division and a half game up in the wild card, which would be tactically better for them to have? I was told that if they win the division, they face the Phillies, but ifthey beat Atlanta for the wild card, they get to face the Reds again, and have home field advantage. Is that true?

    • Ray says:

      It depends. If the Padres win the division, they would face the Reds and if they win the Wild Card, they’d face the Phillies. If the Braves win the Wild Card, the Padres have to finish with a better record than the Reds to avoid the Phillies.

      (i think)

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