We’re Going Streaking!

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?

Winning

14 Games

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.

Losing

13 Games

1994

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.

Hitting

Benito Santiago, 34 Games

August 22 – October 2, 1987

Benito  Santiago

1987 Donruss

Pretty much cemented the vote for the Rookie of the Year award for Benito.

Pitching

Andy Hawkins (1987), 11 Consecutive Decisions

1987 Topps

1987 Topps

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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  • I was at that streaker game: http://avengingjm.blogspot.com/2011/01/trying-to-remember-2010-san-diego.html
    We chanted, “Tase him! Tase him! Tase him!”

  • padresfansince1969

    It’s still a bit odd to be mega-bum’d by a 2-game losing streak …

    Odder still to be pissed at the bull-pen about the 2 losses …

    But not odd to be pissed at Bud Black … wouldn’t you hate to be him … he gets blamed for everything … well, I blame him for a lot … I don’t think he’s great … but I guess he’s not bad … right now I’m still pissed he used Luke at Coors the game after he got a save during which he was hit very hard, with a very predictable result (ie. hit hard again, not lucky, blown save) … and it doesn’t seem like he’s been good (nor even “right”) ever since … so see … it’s Bud’s fault! The Padres should be at least 5 games over .500 now … just sayin’ …

  • Eric

    Remembering the ’99 streak is sobering…if I recall, it brought them near or above .500 and within one game of 1st place, at around the same point in the season, and there was all this buzz about them being surprise contenders, and they ended up 74-88 way out of contention.