Padres Shake Off Slump - NBC 7 San Diego

Padres Shake Off Slump



    Padres fans are back to being optimistic. The team snapped their losing streak Monday, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2.

    "The dry spell is over," one Padres fan said. "The drought is gone. We're back!"

    The win was the first time fans have tasted victory since Aug. 25. The ten-game losing streak was just three games shy of the club's all-time record set in 1994.

    One fan wore a costume to the Monday night's game at Petco Park saying he had a dream if he wore it, they would win.

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    "We're looking forward, not backward now," said one of the fans. 

    Before the game, manager Bud Black said the game would be a test. One sign the team was focusing on the win, was a quote written on a whiteboard inside the Padres clubhouse: "Our backs are against the wall. What are you going to do run or fight?"

    Tim Stauffer, the first of seven Padres pitchers, allowed just one run in four innings.

    The game was scoreless until the third inning. Nick Hundley gave the Padres the lead with the run off Vicente Padilla.
    The Padres got a couple more off Padilla in the fourth inning.

    After the win, Chase Headley said the team is now focused on staying in the number one spot.

    "Get that piano off our backs now. Hopefully we can relax and go out and start to play the way we've played all year," Headley said after the game.

    Mat Latos missed his start because of the flu but he will play Tuesday.

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