Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub after hearing the Padres traded Chase Headley to the Yankees.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (43-56) lost the first game of their three game series at Wrigley Field to the Chicago Cubs (41-57), 6-0.  Eric Stults (3-12, 5.00) was Stults-like, giving up three runs in five innings on six hits and three walks with seven strikeouts.  Former Padre Anthony Rizzo hit two solo home runs, one off of Stults in the third and the other — the second of back-to-back home runs with second baseman Arismendy Alcantara — in the seventh off of Blaine Boyer.

Cubs’ starter Kyle Hendricks (1-0, 2.77) pitched seven shutout innings with five hits and three walks while striking out five.

This evening Ian Kennedy (7-9, 3.62) goes up against Tsuyoshi Wada (0-0, 0.00) at 5:05 pm PDT from Wrigley Field.


Recaps

Padres can’t solve Cubs’ pitching in opener (Daniel Kramer – MLB.com)

Minus Headley, Padres crushed by Rizzo (Dennis Lin – UT San Diego)

Rizzo homers twice as Hendricks gets first win (Carrie Muskat – MLB.com)

Cubs rookies come up big in 6-0 victory over Padres (Mark Gonzales – Chicago Tribune)

MLB Box Score


Tweets


Video

Jack White enjoys the Cubs game

Conrad’s sliding play

Nelson’s diving grab

Padres broadcaster Mark Grant sings “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the 7th-inning stretch

Stults’ seven strikeouts


Photos

The bat of Chicago Cubs second baseman Arismendy Alcantara (not pictured) ends up in the stands during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Chicago, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44) watches his solo home run in the third inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Chicago, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

San Diego Padres center fielder Will Venable (25) and left fielder Seth Smith (12) go after the ball hit by Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro (not pictured) during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

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