Padres Out-Slugged by Cubs


Despite four home runs from San Diego, the Padres fell to the Chicago Cubs 11-7.  The Cubs had previously lost 12 games in a row, but the win snapped that streak and has now put the Padres skid to four in a row.  San Diego has also lost seven of their last eight.

The game at Wrigley saw a rare offensive explosion from the Padres.  Chase Headley hit two home runs, Will

Venable went deep, and the light-hitting Everth Cabrera got in on the action too.  Unfortunately, the Cubs hit their share of home runs too – four as well.

Carlos Quentin made his Padres debut in the game.  In the first inning, his first at-bat as a Padre, he clubbed an RBI double.  For the game, Quentin finished 1 for 4, but his swings showed a lot of the pop the Padres were hoping for.  Two of the outs he made were on pop-ups he just missed.

Starter Jeff Suppan got roughed up in the outing.  He managed to fight through five innings, but gave up six hits and six runs. He allowed two of the four home runs the Cubs would hit in the game.  Alex Hinshaw and Luke Gregerson allowed the other two.

As alluded to previously, Chase Headley had a big day.  He went 4 for 5 in the game including two home runs, a double, and a single.  He has now hit seven home runs this season, already three more than he hit all of last season.

Yonder Alonso was one of the few Padres who didn’t get in on the hitting extravaganza.  He went 0 for 5 and saw hit batting average drop from .301 to .292.

The Padres continue their series with the Cubs today at 11:20 PT.  Eric Stults will face Jeff Samardzija.