San Diego Padres fans threw things all over Petco Park last night as their team’s scoreless innings streak extends to 23 innings
The San Diego Padres are in absolute shambles and the shakeup in the National League Wild Card standings continue to fall in the Phillies’ favor.
The Fightins have won 9 out of their last 10 and improved to 60-48 on the season. They are three games behind the second place Atlanta Braves and 10 games behind the NL East-leading New York Mets.
Thanks to the Padres and Braves struggles, the Phillies are now in sole possession of the No. 2 Wild Card spot in the National League and are within arms reach of the first spot, held by the Braves.
To say the least, Padres fans are going through a really hard time right now. August has not been kind to San Diego and they are losers of five straight games.
It’s so bad, San Diego hasn’t even scored a run since August 6th in the 4th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
For those counting, that’s 23 straight innings without a single run.
The frustration boiled over last night, as the Padres finally thought they had a run on the board, before the Giants put together one hell of a sequence to gun down a runner at the plate. The call was initially ruled safe but after review, it was overturned.
That resulted in Padres fans at Petco Park throwing away San Diego’s giveaway items onto the field.
Talk about a classless ball club. Honestly, I love every second of it.
I hope the San Diego Padres never win another baseball game ever again.
Padres Pain = My Pleasure.
As for the Philadelphia Phaithful, the Fightins simply won’t stop hitting and scoring runs.
Over the weekend, The Phillies set a franchise record hitting 14 home runs against the Nationals in a single series. No team in Major League Baseball has hit that many home runs in a series since the Toronto Blue Jays hit 15 against the Boston Red Sox last season.
However, the MLB still has the Padres locked in at No. 5 on their latest Power Rankings and the Phillies didn’t crack the Top 10?
Something real FISHY is going on.
Up Next for the Phillies
Speaking of fish, Zack Wheeler takes the mound tonight as the Phillies open up a three-game series against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park.
The Hunt for Red October continues. Ring it.