PADRES END THE MISERY SWEPT BY CARDINALS



If there was ever mercy killing, it was the St. Louis Cardinals sweeping the San Diego Padres in the 2005 Divisional Series. The Padres finished the year a whopping 2 games above .500 and acted like they belonged in the playoffs. Funny thing is they didn’t.

How bad were the Padres? Including the playoffs they ended the year at 82-83. Horrible.

First game loser, Jake Peavy said:

We played well at times. We didn’t play that well at times. But that’s how this team was all year. We didn’t play well enough to beat a World Series-caliber team like the St. Louis Cardinals.

That’s nominated for the understatement of the year.

Just how bad were the Padres during the playoffs? They never held a lead. Never.

They have thee big time free agents to sign in the offseason: Trevor Hoffman, Ramon Hernandez and Brian Giles. Needless to say, next year’s San Diego Padres won’t resemble this year’s.

Which is probably a good thing.