Best Month For Padres: San Diego Month-By-Month Since 2021

Best Month For Padres: San Diego Month-By-Month Since 2021
Fact Checked by Michael Peters

The San Diego Padres go into the 2024 Major League Baseball season in search of consistency.

Twice in the past four seasons, the Padres have gone to the playoffs, including their run to the National League Championship Series in 2022. In the other two years, including 2023, San Diego hovered around .500 and missed the postseason. The Padres have taken bettors on a bit of a ride the past few years, though not in their own state because the wait for legal California sports betting continues.

MLB’s regular season is around the corner, with spring training well underway. So used Baseball-Reference to gather month-by-month records for the Padres from the past three years.

San Diego Padres Best Month

Rank, Month Record Winning Pct.
1. April 44-32 .579
2. May 45-36 .556
3. June 43-40 .518
T4. July 38-38 .500
T4. September 38-38 .500
6. August 37-46 .446

Padres Best And Worst Months Past 3 Years

You would not get this insight from legal California sportsbook apps if they were operating.

Based on the data from, the Padres play best in April with a 44-32 record for a .579 win loss percentage accumulated over the past three seasons combined.

San Diego tends to get off to decent starts — in fact, April, May (45-36 record, .556 winning percentage) and June (43-40, .518) are the team’s best months, in that order, since 2021. It seems the time before the All-Star break is when San Diego fans can build up their hopes.

But the second half of the season has been another matter lately. The Padres have faltered to a .500 record in both July and September since 2021, going 38-38 in both months. August has been the nadir in San Diego — whether it’s the heat or some other factor, that’s the franchise’s worst month at 37-46 (.446) over the past three years.

The 2022 season was a perfect example of this trend, one worth noting for those betting on the Padres outside of the Golden State as residents await wagering operators and their California sports betting promo codes. That season, the Padres were 46-32 after June, just 2.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place in the NL West division. Then San Diego wound up 89-73, a distant 22 games behind the Dodgers, but none of that mattered in the playoffs because the Padres stunned Los Angeles in a four-game NL Division series before falling to Philadelphia in the NLCS.

San Diego Padres 2024 Odds

This season, under new manager Mike Shildt, the Padres bring back pitchers Yu Darvish and Joe Musgrove, star infielders Xander Bogaerts and Manny Machado, plus outfielder Fernando Tatis Jr. But outfielder Juan Soto — who had 35 home runs, 109 RBIs and a triple slash line of .275/.410/.519 last season — was traded to the New York Yankees in December.

And the fate of 2023 Cy Young winner Blake Snell, a free agent, has yet to be decided as of Monday. See Blake Snell free agent odds for our analysis of where he might wind up.

In neighboring Arizona, the Padres have +4000 odds at BetMGM Sportsbook to win the World Series for the first time in franchise history.



Jim Tomlin

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