The Padres just had a 7-game winning streak snapped by the Giants. Frankly, the only thing worse would have been if the end had come against those dirty, stinking Seattle Mariners. Time for a new streak. Maybe the Padres can make a run at their all time winning streak. What was that number?
Which, in turn, got me thinking:
What were the longest streaks in Padres history?
June 18 – July 2, 1999
Ironically, the Padres had their most recent winning streak end on the 14-year anniversary of the beginning of their longest winning streak.
I don’t remember much about 1994. Other than Tony Gwynn getting shafted out of hitting .400 thanks to the lockout/strike, that is. So I don’t remember them losing 13 games in a row. Other than Gwynn, that team was pretty bad, if I recall. So it’s not out of the realm of possibility.
I do remember the 10-game losing streak in 2010, though. And that’s all I’ve got to say about that.
August 22 – October 2, 1987
Pretty much cemented the vote for the Rookie of the Year award for Benito.
Andy Hawkins (1987), 11 Consecutive Decisions
Andy Hawkins was the man in the late 80’s. And, for some reason, 1987 was the year for individual achievements, apparently.
Trevor Hoffman (1997-1998) and Heath Bell (2010-2011), 41 Consecutive Saves
Don’t boo Heath Bell, people. He never did anything to deserve that sort of shabby treatment.
We won’t even talk about these streakers…
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