Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (20-21) scored fewer runs than the Chicago Cubs (22-17), 3-2, last night at Petco Park.

Tyson Ross (2-4, 3.93) pitched seven innings, allowing all three runs on four hits and three walks with eight strikeouts. The one plus on the night is probably that Ross didn’t allow any home runs.

The Friars were unable to do much of anything against the Cubs’ bullpen. The Cubs used five relievers after starter Tsuyoshi Wada (0-0, 3.86) struck out nine in just four and two-thirds innings on four hits and a walk. Justin Upton was responsible for both Padres’ runs after his two-run home run to center field in the fourth inning.

This evening has Odrisamer Despaigne (2-2, 6.75) taking the mound against Kyle Hendricks (0-1, 5.15) in the final game of the three-game series at 6:10pm PDT.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending 100 games watching awful baseball and your starting centerfielder getting suspended for 25 games.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (44-56) defeated the Chicago Cubs (41-58) by a score of 8-3 in the second game of a three game series at Wrigley Field. Ian Kennedy (8-9) was the winner for the Padres, Tsuyoshi Wada (0-1) was the loser for Chicago. Newcomers Jeff Francoeur and Yangervis Solarte each contributed immediately to the cause, driving in 2 runs and scoring 3 between them. Kevin Quackenbush, Alex Torres, and Ramona’s Nick Vincent combined for 2 innings pitched and were each rewarded with a “hold”, which is something.

The series wraps up today at 5:05 PM, with Tyson Ross (8-10, 2.70 ERA) going for San Diego vs. Chicago’s Edwin Jackson (5-10, 5.61 ERA).

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