MLB Padres postseason review

Money can’t always buy happiness – or a World Series championship.



The stadium that the Padres lost to the Phillies in.

Madison Lott, Staff Writer

For the past few weeks, baseball in the city of San Diego has been exhilarating, but all good things must come to an end.

The San Diego Padres were on a hot winning streak after eliminating the seven-time World Series winners, the Los Angeles Dodgers. The next opponent they went head-to-head with were the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Philles started off the series fiery with some of the best on their roster.

Due to lack of success, the Padres were down 3 games to 1 leading into the 5th game of the series, as fans questioned the actions made by the manager, Bob Melvin.

In the 5th and final game of the series, the Padres pitching struggles led them to the loss of a potential World Series title.

Fans and followers of the Padres were confused when their All-Star closer Josh Hader was not used in game 5. 

After Hader was rested for game 5, the Padres decided to put in Robert Suarez instead, who went head-to-head with Bryce Harper.

Bryce Harper,who signed a 13-year, $330 million contract with the Phillies, hit a two-run home run to win the series 4 games to 1. This eliminated the Padres from taking home the championship title.

Harper, being left handed, and Hader being left handed, is a popular matchup in baseball. Unfortunately for the Padres, Saurez gave up the home run that proved to be the game winner.

Sports don’t always go as planned, and based on Padres postseason stats, many of the Padres players didn’t show up on offense. 

The Padres always have next year to come back; and with how they performed this year, it is very likely that they will greatly succeed next year.