Luis Perdomo may have had the most lauded 5.71 ERA/71 ERA+ season of all-time in 2016.

While I think there’s a tad bit of hyperbole around Perdomo’s 2016 campaign, given the circumstances, it was, indeed, quite the story of an in-season turnaround. After getting shelled to the tune of a 10.04 ERA and 47 hits in his first 26 innings, primarily as a reliever, the Padres stuck Perdomo in the rotation and watched him . . . turn into a pretty good pitcher. There are still some concerns, sure, but by September, Perdomo was good for six or seven innings a start, double digit ground balls, and a 6-to-1 K:BB ratio. The improvements were obvious.

Right now, he might be the de facto ace for 2017, which says more about the rotation than Perdomo. Still, Perdomo’s last few months give hope that one day he might be able to develop into a real ace or, more likely, a reliable mid-to-back-end starter on a good team. Under control through 2021, at least, it’s possible that Perdomo actually becomes a steady starter on a good Padres team. The Padres goal, in a strict forward-looking “yup, we’re rebuilding” sense, is to do everything they can to make sure Perdomo fulfills those expectations, and that when 2019 or 2020 rolls around, they can comfortably pencil him into a big-league rotation, hopefully around names like Anderson Espinoza, Adrian Morejon, and Cal Quantrill. Here’s my plan, then:

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The Padres (68-90) scored more runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (90-68) in the second game of three at Petco Park, 6-5.

Luis Perdomo (9-10, 5.71) surrendered all five runs in five innings on seven hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Chase Utley led off the game with a solo home run and Adrian Gonzalez added another solo home run two outs later. Gonzalez hit an RBI double to score Corey Seager in the third inning. Joc Pederson hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning.

Jose De Leon (2-0, 6.35) lasted just two and a third innings, giving up five runs (three earned) on four hits and three walks with a strikeout. Hunter Renfroe had four RBI, the first two coming on a bases loaded single in the first inning to drive in Manuel Margot and Yangervis Solarte and Ryan Schimpf drove in Renfroe with a double. In the third inning, Renfroe hit a two-run home run onto the roof of the Western Metal Supply Company building, the first player to ever do so in a game. Margot scored the Padres’ final run in the fourth inning on a groundout by Wil Myers.

Tonight’s 2016 Petco Park season finale will have Christian Friedrich (5-10, 4.66) taking the mound against Julio Urias (5-2, 3.53) starting at 6:10pm PDT.

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The Padres (64-88) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (64-88), 3-2, last night in the finale of their three-game series and the Diamondbacks last appearance of 2016 at Petco Park.

Luis Perdomo (8-10, 5.59) allowed three runs on five hits and no walks in seven innings while striking out two. All three runs came from Paul Goldschmidt home runs — a solo bomb in the first inning and a two-run shot in the sixth inning.

Zack Greinke (13-7, 4.37) gave up two runs on two hits and four walks while striking out seven in six innings. Wil Myers hit a two-run home run with Jon Jay on base in the third inning. The game featured the Major League debuts of Carlos Asuaje, Hunter Renfroe, and Manuel Margot for the Friars.

The San Francisco Giants (80-72) make their final trip to Petco Park of 2016 in the first of a four-game series starting tonight. Christian Friedrich (5-10, 4.78) gets the start tonight against Jeff Samardzija (11-10, 3.97) beginning at 7:10pm PDT.

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The Padres (62-84) scored more runs than the San Francisco Giants (77-68), 3-1, yesterday afternoon at AT&T Park, completing a three-game sweep.

Luis Perdomo (8-9, 5.68) allowed one run on four hits and a walk in six and a third innings with five strikeouts. Brandon Crawford scored on a Joe Panik single in the second inning.

Madison Bumgarner (14-9, 2.66) pitched six and two-thirds innings, giving up three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five. Yangervis Solarte‘s RBI groundout drove in Luis Sardinas in the first inning. In the sixth inning, Alex Dickerson singled and took second base on the throw while Sardinas scored again. Sardinas’ single in the seventh inning scored Adam Rosales.

The Padres have today off as they head to Denver for three games versus the Colorado Rockies (69-76). Christian Friedrich (5-10, 4.67) takes the mound tomorrow against Tyler Chatwood (11-9, 3.82) starting at 5:40pm PDT.

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The Padres (58-83) scored fewer runs than the Colorado Rockies (67-73) last night at Petco Park, 4-1, in the second game of four.

Luis Perdomo (7-9, 5.89) surrendered all four Rockies’ runs on eight hits and a walk in six and two-thirds inning while striking out four. Charlie Blackmon hit a two-run home run in the third inning with Tyler Chatwood on base. Chatwood tripled in the seventh inning, scoring Mark Reynolds and Daniel Descalso.

Chatwood (11-9, 3.82) struck out five in six and two-thirds innings, giving up one run on five hits and a walk. Alex Dickerson hit a solo home run in the second inning. That was it.

Tonight will have Christian Friedrich (4-10, 4.99) taking the mound against Jon Gray (9-7, 4.51) starting at 5:40pm PDT.

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The Padres (56-79) scored less than the Los Angeles Dodgers (75-60), 5-1, last night in the second of three games at Dodger Stadium.

Luis Perdomo (7-8, 5.929) gave up five runs on nine hits and no walks with five strikeouts in six innings. Adrian Gonzalez drove in a Corey Seager and then Yasmani Grandal drove in three with a long home run to center in the fourth inning. Josh Reddick added to the scoring with a solo shot in the sixth. Keith Hessler (who?) and Jose Dominguez combined to shutout the Dodgers over the last two innings.

Rich Hill (11-3, 1.94) pitched six innings, surrendering no runs on one hit and two walks while striking out eight. Alexei Ramirez broke up the no-hitter in the sixth inning. In the eighth inning, Wil Myers singled in Luis Sardinas, who had doubled off of Casey Fien. Yay, no shut out!

Today at 1:10pm PDT, Christian Friedrich (4-10, 4.84) gets the start against Jose De Leon (0-0, 0.00) gets his debut in the final game of the series.

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The Padres (55-75) scored more runs than the Miami Marlins (67-63) at Marlins Park yesterday, 3-1.

Luis Perdomo (7-7, 5.84) pitched a complete game — the Padres’ first one this season — and allowed one run on six hits and three walks with three strikeouts. The Padres turned six double plays, including an unassisted one by Perdomo in the seventh inning. Xavier Scruggs‘ double in the second inning drove in J.T. Realmuto for the Marlins’ only run.

Justin Nicolino (2-6, 5.48) gave up three runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out none in six innings. Alex Dickerson scored on Ryan Schimpf‘s triple and Luis Sardinas‘ double drove in Adam Rosales in the fourth inning. Rosales drove in Schimpf with a single in the sixth inning.

The Padres are off today as they head to Turner Field in Atlanta to take on the Braves for three games. Edwin Jackson (3-4, 5.71) gets the start in game one tomorrow against Julio Teheran (3-9, 3.15). First pitch is scheduled for 4:10pm PDT.

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The Padres (53-71) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (51-73), 9-1, yesterday afternoon at Petco Park.

Luis Perdomo (6-7, 6.24) allowed just one unearned run in seven innings on five hits and no walks with five strikeouts. Phil Gosselin single and advanced to second base on a throwing error by Perdomo in the seventh inning. Gosselin then took third base on a sacrifice fly by Mitch Haniger and scored on Brandon Drury single.

Braden Shipley (2-3, 5.45) gave up seven runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out five in five and a third innings. Travis Jankowski hit a two-run home run with Patrick Kivlehan on base in the third inning. In the fifth inning, an Adam Rosales triple drove in Kivlehan again and Rosales scored on Perdomo’s double. Alex Dickerson led off the sixth inning with a solo home run, Christian Bethancourt scored on a Brett Wallace double, and Wallace was driven in by Kivlehan’s single. Kivlehan scored once more in the eighth inning on an Alexei Ramirez single.

The Chicago Cubs (78-45) come to Petco Park for three games starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Edwin Jackson (3-3, 5.36) gets the start tonight against Jon Lester (13-4, 2.86).

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The Padres (50-68) scored fewer runs than the Tampa Bay Rays (48-69), 8-2, last night in the first of three games at Tropicana Field.

Luis Perdomo (5-7, 6.68) allowed three runs on five hits and three walks in five and two-thirds innings while striking out five. Logan Morrison was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the first inning, scoring Kevin Kiermaier. In the second inning, former Padre Logan Forsythe hit a two-run home run. A double by Morrison in the eighth inning drove in Matt Duffy, Forsythe’s sacrifice fly scored Morrison, and Kiermaier hit a three-run home run.

Drew Smyly (5-11, 4.85) pitched seven innings, giving up one run on one hit and two walks with four strikeouts. Alexei Ramirez hit a solo home run in the first inning. A solo home run by Yangervis Solarte in the ninth inning capped off the Padres night.

Tonight at 4:10pm PDT, the Padres will send Edwin Jackson (3-2, 4.19) to the hill against Blake Snell (3-5, 3.18).

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The Padres (48-64) scored fewer runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (56-54), 6-4, in the first of three games at PNC Park. The start of the game was delayed for 36 minutes due to rain.

Luis Perdomo (5-6, 6.80) pitched five innings, giving up six runs (five earned) on nine hits and three walks while striking out three. An RBI ground out by Sean Rodriguez drove in David Freese in the second inning. Rodriguez singled in the fourth inning to drive in Freese again. In the fifth inning, Gregory Polanco hit a three-run home run with Josh Harrison and Andrew McCutchen on base and a Francisco Cervelli double scored Freese.

Chad Kuhl (2-0, 3.91) surrendered two runs on five hits and four walks in six innings with four strikeouts. Alex Dickerson‘s RBI double scored Yangervis Solarte and a single by Jabari Blash drove in Dickerson in the first inning. Wil Myers led off the eighth inning with a solo home runs. And Blash led off the ninth inning with a solo home run.

Tonight, Edwin Jackson (2-2, 5.00) starts the second game of the series at PNC Park versus Ryan Vogelsong (1-1, 3.25). First pitch is scheduled for 4:05pm PDT.

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