Dodgers Insider reminds us of a Padres meltdown

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On June 16, the San Diego Padres were, against all odds, in sole possession of the No. 1 spot in the NL West Division.

Now, nearly a month later, the Padres aren’t “alone” anymore.

In fact, their collapse was so sudden, and the Los Angeles Dodgers’ play was so good, that they now lead the division.

“The Dodgers now lead the NL West by 9.5 games,” tweeted Dodgers reporter Blake Harris, quoting the month-old tweet saying the Padres were in first place.

After the June 16 games, the Padres were 41-24 and the Dodgers 39-23.

That 0.5 game advantage didn’t last long.

An incredible collapse

Since that date, the Padres are 9-17 and the Dodgers 19-7.

If the season ended today, San Diego would still have a great chance of qualifying for the playoffs, but several other teams are knocking on their door.

They’re one of five National League teams with 50 wins, but they need to show something before jeopardizing their playoff chances.

Unfortunately, Fernando Tatis Jr.’s rehab took much longer than expected.

He was expected to miss the first three months of the season in the worst case scenario, Tatis is still nowhere near a return.

He still needs to hit a tee, then face live batting practice and, finally, go to rehab.

If all goes well, it could take another two or three weeks.

The Padres have to figure out how to win games without their best player for a while.

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