While You Were Having A Liquid Lunch 2015 Game 11 (SD at CHC)

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

The Padres (7-4) scored more runs, 5-4, than the Chicago Cubs (5-4) yesterday afternoon at Wrigley Field. The game also marked the debut of the Cubs’ third-baseman, former USD Torero Kris Bryant, who went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts to start out his debut and a groundout to third in his last at-bat to end it.

James Shields (2-0, 2.84) did just enough to get the win, surrendering four runs (three earned) on five hits and two walk with nine strikeouts in six innings.  Shields didn’t look particularly good in the third and fifth innings. Shields committed a throwing error to first base and threw a wild pitch (that really should have been scored a passed ball on Derek Norris) in the third that resulted in two runs for the Cubs. And in the fifth, a Jorge Soler comebacker and a Anthony Rizzo double to right resulted in the other two Cubs runs.

Cubs starter Jason Hammel (1-0, 5.11) pitched six and a third innings, giving up four runs on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts. Hammel gave up the first two runs on a Will Middlebrooks home run in the fourth inning. The other two were charged to Hammel after he left the game with two on in the seventh and Wil Myers hit a three-run home run off of Brian Schlitter. Even though it could be argued (and Joe Maddon did, unsuccessfully) that Myers had been struck out to end the inning on the pitch before the home run.

Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth inning for his fourth save of the season.

The Padres once again face-off against the Cubs at Wrigley Field today at 11:20am PDT. Tyson Ross (1-0, 3.75) takes the mound against the Cubs and Kyle Hendricks (0-0, 10.38).


Myers’ go-ahead blast lifts Padres over Cubs — Corey Brock and Sarah Trotto (MLB.com)

Padres come back twice to beat Cubs — Dennis Lin (UT San Diego)

Bryant 0 for 4 with 3 Ks in debut as Cubs lose to Padres 5-4 — Brian Sandalow (Associated Press)

I was going to put the recap from the Chicago Tribune here. But...

I was going to put the recap from the Chicago Tribune here. But…

MLB Box Score


“He’s a talented kid. When you’re picked in the first round, there’s some talent, there’s skill there. Once you get into professional baseball, it’s up to the player to produce and perform. And he’s done that.”
Bud Black, on Bryant (Brock/Trotto)

“I sure hope I can look back on this and laugh at it 15 years from now. It’s all in the past.”
Bryant, on his 0-for-4 at the plate in his MLB debut (Sandalow)



Middlebrooks’ two-run homer

Myers’ three-run homer

Bryant’s first career at-bat

Bryant strikes out in the 4th

Bryant strikes out in the 5th

Maddon’s ejection


Chicago Cubs’ Kris Bryant reacts after striking out in the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Chicago, Friday, April 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

San Diego Padres starter James Shields, right, talks with catcher Derek Norris during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Friday, April 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, right, argues with home plate umpire Sam Holbrook during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Chicago, Friday, April 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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