Dodgers: NL West week in review
The Padres had a rough week like they have all season long. The Padres went 2-5 last week and were only able to muster out a win against the Rangers and White Sox during interleague play. As expected coming into the season, the Padres have had a rough go around during the 2017 season. They sit at 14-25 and ten games back from first.
You never want to say their season is over during May, but the Padres have never really been considered a legitimate contender coming out of the NL. Perhaps a positive takeaway for the Padres season has been when they acquired outfielder, Matt Szczur from the Chicago Cubs. Szczur, 27, has not hit that well since being traded to the Pads but he’s certainly young enough to be able to be a cornerstone of their organization.
While San Diego already has their franchise player in Will Myers, he certainly can’t do it on his own and will need help if they want even to try to compete with the Dodgers. Looking ahead, the Padres have a seven-game homestand against the Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks. The team will look to keep Trevor Cahill pitching well as his last 2 starts he has an era of 2.38 in 11, and ⅓ innings pitched. Cahill and Clayton Richard are the leaders of their pitching staff, so if they have any hopes of turning their season around, it will likely be at the expense of their two arms.