Underachieving San Diego Padres Look Strong to Finish 2013 Season

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Right now there isn’t much you can say about the season of the San Diego Padres except that it has been a huge disappointment. Another word you could use to describe the team this season is underachieving. Without a doubt this team could have been good enough to compete with the Los Angeles Dodgers if they just kept playing unfortunately they did not do that. They appear to be out to prove something in September however.

They were doing just fine to great right up until the month of July. On July 1 they were 2.5 games back in the National League West. Whatever happened in the month of July continued throughout the month of August as well. At the end of July they were 8.5 games out and by the end of August that number was 20. Sure, over that time the Dodgers reeled off some of the most impressive play in history but the Padres could have stayed close.

They didn’t but they are out in the month of September to prove that they are good enough to play with anyone. You have to wonder where the ability they have shown to go 5 – 2 during this month was when they were playing under .400 ball in those two terrible months. Regardless of that situation right now, they can build momentum and earn spots on the roster going into the winter. For next season they’ll have a few months from 2013 to try and build on and one of those will be September.

David Miller is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @davidmillerrant, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google


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