Chicago’s Patrick Wisdom went yard for the third time in the past two games and the Cubs continued to pile on the home runs in what ended up being a 4-3 decision at Wrigley on Monday afternoon. The Padres dropped their first series in three weeks and the loss was only made worse when Fernando Tatis Jr. was taken out of the game early with what’s being described as “oblique tightness.”
Speaking of home runs, over the past two games, only one run has been scored via a non-home run. Wil Myers hit an RBI single to score the first points of Sunday’s game and it’s been nothing but deep shots since. After six total home runs in game one, both teams recorded two on Monday with the Cubs getting the last laugh with a two-run homer by catcher Wilson Contreras.
San Diego’s pair of homers came via Tommy Pham (four) and Victor Caratini (four).
Ryan Weathers lost just his second game of the season after working five innings and allowing four runs with only two strikeouts. Craig Stammen pitched the next two innings, striking out just as many, and Emilio Pagan closed things out with a lone strikeout in the ninth.
Chicago’s bullpen, led by Kyle Hendricks, put together a solid effort in keeping the Padres offense down as Tatis, Jake Cronenworth, and Eric Hosmer all combined to go hitless in 10 plate appearance.
The Padres will look to bounce back from their first back-to-back losses since May7-8 against the Giants. They’ll attempt to avoid the sweep this morning when they’ve back on the field at 11:20 a.m.