The Padres are useless
It just might happen17 games isn't very much, and you could also point to Snell pitching much better since the firing. A 3.76 ERA for a team playing at Petco (and Dodger/Stadium/AT&T Park) isn't really good. Chris Paddack's fallen off a cliff since a strong rookie campaign, Darvish is in the midst of a 2-3 month nosedive, and Snell's had a disappointing 2021 season. The only move they made to try to bolster that rotation was fucking Jake Arrieta.
It would be very disappointing if we don't get a Dodgers/Giants series in the playoffs. Hell, a Game 163 for the division would be awesome.