The Padres will open their 2009 season on Monday, 4-6-09, at Petco Park against their long time rivals, the Los Angeles Dogers. I don’t think the Padres will be able to pull it off, but maybe if they get lucky they can rally. Last year, the Padres finished 63-99 (W-L), which is 19 games under .500. The NL West just wasn’t a good division last year, only the Diamond Backs and the Dogers finished above .500. Even they, the D-Backs, the 2nd best team in the division, finished only 2 games above .500. Here is the Padres April 2009 schedule.
Padres Season Opener