The Padres are hoping the history of the 2009-2010 seasons repeats in 2013.

After being on a 100-loss pace through the first 100 games of 2009, the Padres went 37-25 down the stretch to build momentum that carried over into the 90-win season of 2010.

Only a late-season slump robbed the Padres of a National League West title and a playoff berth – which they would have captured under the game’s current rules.

Fast forward three years.

The Padres of 2013 came to camp off a 49-37 run at the end of the 2012 season. The hopes are again high. There is an aura of confidence. There is a feeling that history could repeat.

But some things are not quite the same as they in 2010.

Over the off-season of 2009-10, the Padres added the likes of starting pitcher Jon Garland, catcher Yorvit Torrealba, infielder Jerry Hairston Jr. and outfielder Matt Stairs. One way or another, all four would be major contributors in 2010.