The second-longest playoff drought in the National League has been snapped. With their win Sunday against the Mariners, 7-4 in 11 innings (box score), the San Diego Padres moved to 34-20 on the 2020 season and, more importantly, have punched their ticket to the 2020 Major League Baseball playoffs.
There's still room for things to change in a positive or negative direction, but the most likely scenario is the Padres are headed for the four seed in the NL, which potentially sets up a divisional round, five-game series against the Dodgers.
For now, though, the Padres can bask in the glory of snapping a decent drought. The last time the franchise made the playoffs was in 2006. We probably don't need such perspective, but the last time the Padres made the playoffs, they had Hall of Famers Mike Piazza and Trevor Hoffman on the roster, not to mention the likes of Vinny Castilla, Khalil Greene and Brian Giles.