Poll: The NL West

The Padres had been in sole possession of first place in the NL West since June 11th, but they now find themselves tied with the Giants after falling to their rivals from the Bay 1-0 last night. It was San Diego's 12th loss in 15 games, and San Francisco's sixth win in seven games. A lead that once swelled to six-and-a-half games disappeared in just 15 days.

The Pads are going to have to continue to rely on their extreme pitching and defense approach (MLB best 3.34 ERA and +47.3 UZR) while the Giants have benefited greatly from in-season additions like Pat Burrell (134 OPS+ with SF) and Buster Posey (129). It's worth noting that the Padres do have two games at hand, but it might not matter when the two clubs meet for three games in San Francisco for the season's final series.

Of course, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention the Rockies, who have won eight in a row and 15 of their last 19 as part of their annual second half surge. They're now just two-and-a-half back in the division after being 11 games back 18 days ago. It's going to be a mad dash to finish for the NL West crown, which brings us to today's question.

Who will win the NL West?

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42 Comments on "Poll: The NL West"


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EdinsonPickle
4 years 9 months ago

Exciting! Giants, Pads, and Rocks! This is going to be a good finish. I think the Giants will prevail in the end though.

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Tim Valencia
4 years 9 months ago

This is really a tough decision, padres have held it most of the year, Rockies have a history of going on crazy comeback runs, and the giants have the easiest schedule left.

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

I say the Padres win 18-4 tonight, win 1-0 tomorow, and statistically win the division on september the 29th…

By the way Timmy I like your comment yesterday man.

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Tim Valencia
4 years 9 months ago

i would love those scores to happen today but i guess we will see. I am more excited for the pitching match up tomorrow more so than the one today. Maybe Latos will get some CY award respect tomorrow if he out duels Lincecum. As for the comment i don’t think it was anything special, but thanks for the props.

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4 years 9 months ago

Have the Padres ever scored 18 runs in a game?

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Yes.

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Tim Valencia
4 years 9 months ago

pretty close on the prediction for the game today. Still nice to see a win. Whats not nice is having to high five Heath Bell after a game. Reminds me of Bateman from the “the replacements”

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Yeah thanks man. But I really imagine Torrealba had to Ice his hand. But
it’s worth it. They needed a win.

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start_wearing_purple
4 years 9 months ago

Go Rockies!

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4 years 9 months ago

Despite it all the Padres still have the best run differential in the league, they’re +25 better than the next best. Gotta go with the Pads since they’re still in a better position in the standings than the Rox and have a better run differential than the Giants. Innocent until proven guilty.

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Jessamynn
4 years 9 months ago

I understand where you’re coming from, but…we’re not talking about “what have they done so far”, we’re talking about “what we think they will do”…

To clarify, I’m not sure that things the Padres did 3 months ago has any real bearing on whether or not they’re playing well enough right now to win the division.

I picked the Giants, largely because they’re hot right now, and because I’m not entirely convinced the Rockies can play well enough on the road.

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Yankees420
4 years 9 months ago

Did you mean the best RD in the division?

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baseballdude
4 years 9 months ago

i think the padres win in game 163