San Diego Padres News – 2013 Padres Updates
The San Diego Padres struggled through much of 2012, eventually overcoming a very slow start to the season to finish fourth in the ultra-competitive National League West Division. Not long before the All-Star break, the club was mired in last place with one of the worst records in all of MLB, but turned things around somewhat with a decent second half of the season, however, the damage had been done. On the other hand, the Padres reaped the benefits of a career year by third baseman Chase Headley, who led the NL in runs batted in, while leading the Padres team in most offensive categories, as well as garnering his first Gold Glove Award. The pitching cupboard looks pretty bare for the Padres going into 2013. Only two pitchers — Clayton Richard, who emerged as the Padre ace in 2012; and Edinson Volquez, second to Richard in most categories while leading he squad in strikeouts — pitched sufficient innings to qualify for the NL earned-run average title. Huston Street returns as the team's closer after leading the squad in saves last season. Padre fans at Petco Park have to be hoping for a resurgence in 2013!
San Diego Padres tickets average $78 this season for MLB
games at Petco Park
. The 2013 Padres schedule features must-see home series with the Chicago Cubs
, Los Angeles Dodgers
, Philadelphia Phillies
, and San Francisco Giants
; and Interleague games with the New York Yankees
and Toronto Blue Jays
. The Yankees series in early August will be the most expensive of the season; tickets average $175, more than double the average Padres tickets in San Diego. Padres fans looking to find a deal will find a number of games under $50, including matchups with the Cleveland Indians
, Los Angeles Angels
, St. Louis Cardinals
, and Washington Nationals
. Cheap Padres tickets will be sold in the Outfield at most Petco Park games. On the road, Padres tickets average $58, the second best MLB tickets deal this season. Only the Oakland A's
have lower average road game tickets prices.