If the San Diego Padres do indeed find themselves in the postseason this year, which in all likelihood they will, the worst-case scenario for them would be to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS.
The Dodgers have won a franchise-record 108 games and are prepared to do even more damage in their final six games.
They’ve already secured the NL West title and the top seed in the National League.
One more win will give them home-field advantage through the World Series should they make it that far.
But back to the Dodgers and Padres.
A tweet from Dodgers sideline reporter David Vassegh shows just how dangerous they are and why it would be a bad omen for the Padres.
Los Angeles went 14-5 against San Diego and outscored them 109-47 in those 19 games.
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) September 30, 2022
How The West Was Won
Talk about dominance.
This really isn’t a rivalry.
Even with the Padres at 86-70 on the season, there really isn’t much competition between these two teams.
The Dodgers wrapped up the division title weeks ago and currently lead the division by a full 22 games.
You read that right.
The Padres aren’t really in a position where they can hold a candle to the Dodgers.
The only teams that could do that in the National League are the New York Mets, the Atlanta Braves, and possibly the St. Louis Cardinals, though that is not a guarantee.
The Dodgers might just be the real deal.
San Diego has had almost no luck against them.
Last night’s 5-2 loss was evidence enough of that.
The Dodgers are just simply on another level that the Padres haven’t reached and likely can’t reach.