Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub. Then your scientific theory that “brown = offense” gets blown out the water by a Cubs’ pitcher not named Edwin Jackson. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (22-28) were defeated by the Chicago Cubs (18-29) last night, 3-2. If not for Carlos Quentin‘s 2-run pinch hit home run — his second PH homer of the season — it would have likely been a shutout. Travis Wood (5-4, 4.35) pitched 7 1/3 innings, shutting down the Friars’ offense until Quentin came up to bat for Alex Torres in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Billy Buckner (0-1, 4.76) — who was added to the roster to replace Robbie Erlin — pitched 5 2/3 innings, giving up 3 earned runs on 6 hits and 4 walks with 4 strikeouts. One of those hits was a solo home run by Cubs’ third baseman Luis Valbuena, which knocked Buckner out of the game.
This afternoon at 1:10 pm PDT, the Padres and Cubs wrap up the series. Ian Kennedy (2-6, 3.79) takes the mound for the Padres against the Cubs and Jason Hammel (5-2, 2.91). The first 25,000 in attendance get a pair of Padres brown Knockaround Fort Knocks sunglasses.