Game 1 goes to Cubs after Padres leave 16 men on bases

San Diego Padres 1 – Chicago Cubs 2

W: Jeff Samardzija (1-0)
L: Luke Gregerson (0-1)

Another frustrating performance by the Padres offense and Dustin Moseley must be tired of seeing it. In Moseley’s first 3 starts of the season, his offense has not been able to score him ANY runs and he took the loss in all three games. Today, Moseley left the game losing 0-1 and the offense struggled again.

In the 9th inning though, the Padres were able to get him off the hook for a loss by scrapping together a run. The Padres were just not able to cash in on a number of opportunities to score. The biggest DUD in the game was Brad Hawpe. He left 8 men on base and struck out three times. Any time the Padres looked like they were putting together a rally, Hawpe seemed to step up to the plate. The Padres had the bases loaded with only 1 out and Hawpe grounded into a double play.

The game was lost in the 11th inning with Luke Gregerson on the mound allowing a lead off home run to Reed Johnson. In the half inning before that, the Padres had left the bases loaded again.

The Padres finished 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position and the Padres struck out 14 times in the game.

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