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07/19 Game Thread: Padres (46-50) vs. Cubs (52-44)

MLB: San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

WHO: San Diego Padres vs. Chicago Cubs

WHAT: Our slumping Friars head to Wrigley

WHEN: Friday, July 19, 2019, at 11:20 a.m.

WHERE: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL

HOW: Watch on FOX Sports San Diego (or FOX Sports Go), listen on 97.3FM The Fan. Spanish broadcasts on FOX Deportes San Diego and XEMO 860AM.

WHY: While the Padres ended the first half of the season on a high note, they have not had much success since returning from the All Star break. And things do not get easier today as they take on the National League Central-leading Chicago Cubs and Jon Lester.

Offensively against the Miami Marlins, Manuel Margot had a nice series, but nobody else really did and Fernando Tatis Jr. had one of the few negative value series of his young career. The Padres lineup will need to produce more today in Chicago if they are to give Erik Lauer a fighting chance.