The San Diego Padres are on a roll—having won two games in a row. Better yet, the 11-20 Friars are no longer the worst team in baseball. (Thank you, 8-21 Twins!) But mired in last place in the National League West, the Padres are 8 1/2 games behind the division-leading Dodgers. (The horrors!) It could be worse. We could have paid $240 million for a player only to end up last, like the Angels. The question remains: Is the season over for the Padres? Or does hope remain for a May Miracle and pennant race?