Friday, August 27, 2010
Tonight's game against the Phillies begins a tough stretch in the Padres' schedule. From the looks of it, it's the toughest five-week stretch of the year. Typically there is a semi-breather just around the corner in the National League (or when the Mariners are on the interleague slate), but aside from four games against the Cubs, it looks demanding. "Our schedule in September is brutal," GM Jed Hoyer told me.