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 (20-22) were shutout by the Chicago Cubs (23-17), 3-0, last night at Petco Park, for the fifth time in their last sixteen games.

Odrisamer Despaigne (2-3, 6.11) pitched six innings while giving up two runs on six hits and two walk with four strikeouts. The two runs came in the first inning thanks to a leadoff walk of Dexter Fowler followed by a home run by Kris Bryant. The third Cubs’ run came in the seventh inning on an Addison Russell home run off Dale Thayer.

Kyle Hendricks (1-1, 4.14) threw a complete game, giving up five hits and no walks with seven strikeouts. Matt Kemp continued his hitting funk, going 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.

The Friars head up the freeway to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers for three games starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Andrew Cashner (1-7, 3.24) gets the start tonight for the Padres, with Zack Greinke (5-1, 1.52) taking the mound for the Dodgers.


Singled out: Padres struggle in finale vs. Cubs — Corey Brock and Carrie Muskat (

Hendricks shuts out Padres — Dennis Lin (UT San Diego)

Padres shut out for 5th time in 16 games, 3-0 by Cubs — Bernie Wilson (The Associated Press)

Kyle Hendricks steps up for Cubs’ pitching staff — Mark Gonzales (Chicago Tribune)

Psychologists, comedians, kids, oh, my – Padres had no chance vs. Cubs — Gordon Wittenmyer (Chicago Sun-Times)

MLB Box Score


“The Cubs, they shut us down. There’s really no one thing you can point to. We have a number of guys who lately have not been swinging well. As fast as it can turn around, that’s what we’re hoping for. There’s really no quick fix. We’ve got to keep at it in the cage, keep at it on video, keep at it with our coaches.”
Bud Black (Lin)



San Diego Padres starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne throws to a Chicago Cubs batter during the first inning in a baseball game Thursday, May 21, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Chicago Cubs’ Kris Bryant is greeted by a teammate after hitting a two-run home run against the San Diego Padres during the first inning in a baseball game Thursday, May 21, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


Russell loses bat

Amarista spins, fires to first

Thayer ranges off mound for out

The game summary in GIF form…

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