Adrian Gonzalez cut a confident figure during All-Star festivities.
"We went into the season believing in ourselves," Gonzalez said. "We knew we could do it. We know we have the talent to do it. We can outplay anybody and we know it."
Gonzalez hit all of the right notes, telling reporters he's not all that excited that the Padres will come out of the All-Star break atop the NL West. "I'm not thrilled, because I expected us to be here," he said. "And I expect us to be at the same place at the end of the year. It's not something that I get excited about because it's not something that I did not expect."