The Padres are beat. Figuratively and literally.
After winning 13 of their past 16 heading into their series with Chicago, the Padres dropped all three in Wrigley, getting swept for the first time since their first series against the Brewers in late April.
The Friars entered last night’s 6-1 loss to the Cubs without Fernando Tatis Jr. (oblique tightness) and were already without Trent Grisham. By the time the game was over, they had also lost Ha-Seong Kim and Tommy Pham, both of whom left after colliding into each other in the outfield. As of now, Kim is believed to be fine without serious injury, but Pham may miss some real time after he needed to receive stitches around his jaw. Neither were immediately deemed to be concussed.
Kim scored the Padres’ lone run of the game in the fourth with an RBI single to center. That gave San Diego their one and only lead of the game. From the other side of the inning and on, the Cubs rattled off six-straight runs, punctuated by a two-run homer by shortstop Javy Baez in the bottom of the seventh to solidify the final score for the night.
Dinelson Lamet performed well in his four innings of work, striking out a season-high six batters with four hits, one run allowed, and one walk. Miguel Diaz pitched through the seventh and eighth innings and finished with a trio of strikeouts but allowed two runs.
The Cubs were led offensively by first baseman Anthony Rizzo who finished three-of-four at the plate with two RBIs and one run scored. Javy Baez also had a pair of runs driven in.
Chicago starter Adbert Alzolay struck out seven in five innings with three hits and one run allowed.
The Padres are back home today getting ready for a four-game series against a good Mets team (27-21). Yu Darvish (5-1, 2.16 ERA) is your starter today and he’ll be facing Taijuan Walker (4-1, 1.84 ERA).