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VIDEO: Bob Melvin Opens Up After Padres' Heartbreaking NLCS Loss

Tyler Maher
Padres manager Bob Melvin reacts to San Diego's NLCS defeat.
Padres manager Bob Melvin reacts to San Diego's NLCS defeat. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The San Diego Padres saw their remarkable postseason run stopped just short of the World Series after losing to the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. San Diego's season ended with a 4-3 loss in Philadelphia, giving the Phillies a 4-1 series victory in the NLCS.

After the game, Melvin spoke to FOX reporter Ken Rosenthal about the heartbreaking defeat.

Padres Lose NLCS

According to Melvin, he and his team believed they had a legitimate shot at winning it all this year. They certainly had the talent to do so, especially after trading for Juan Soto and Josh Bell at the deadline.

The Padres appeared on their way to World Series glory after upsetting the New York Mets in the NL Wild Card Round and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS, looking like a team of destiny. They ran into an equally-hot Phillies team in the NLCS, however, and were unable to neutralize Philadelphia's slugging tandem of Bryce Harper and Kyle Schwarber.

Despite the disappointing finish, San Diego has plenty of to be proud of this year. The team made the playoffs for the first time in a full season since 2006 after winning 89 games in a tough division. They then proceeded to knock off two of the best teams in baseball during the playoffs, proving they belonged. They also managed to do all that without star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., who didn't play a single game this season.

The present may be painful for the Padres, but the future sure looks bright.

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