LLLLLL: Padres 3, Cubs 1

After losing to the likes of Chris Carpenter, Adam Wainwright, and Jake Peavy earlier in the current losing streak, the Cubs fell Saturday night at San Diego to young Josh Geer, who came into the game with a 5.61 ERA and no victories in five starts.

Cubs starter Randy Wells, subbing for the injured Rich Harden, pitched well enough to win (again). He yielded 3 runs on 5 hits and 1 BB over 7 innings.

Some of the Cub hitters even showed signs of life: Derrek Lee and Mike Fontenot had two hits each: Milton Bradley had a hit and a first-inning rocket that died deep in the vastness of Petco's centerfield.

Still, going into the final inning, Lee's solo home run in the second inning accounted for all the Cub scoring. Then, in the ninth, Bradley and Lee stroked back-to-back singles, and the Cubs had the tying runs at first and third with none out against Padres closer-for-a-night, Edward Mujica.

Micah Hoffpauir then ripped a hard ground ball at Padres first-baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who touched first, looked Bradley back to third, and fired to second to double up Lee.

Geovany Soto was the Cubs' last hope, and he worked the count full before watching a belt-high fastball pass for strike three.

Ted Lilly (5-3, 3.35) gets the start Sunday against Chris Young (3-2, 5.07) as the Cubs try to avoid getting swept at San Diego and concluding the six-game road trip without a victory.

1984: The Padres honored the members of their '84, Steve Garvey-led National League Championship team before the game, so those of us who lived through that horror had a chance to be reminded of it before the fun of the actual game began.

Coming attraction: The Cubs' next opponents, the Pirates, were blanked for a second consecutive night by the White Sox in their interleague series at U.S. Cellular Field. Pirates' offense vs. Cubs' offense—should be a matchup for the ages.

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Suck.

This...this is no fun.

I second that emotion.

Can Theriot start taking his steroids again? Does he have enough for everybody? Can Telander make something up about this find out for us?

I hope the Padres are playing the Tigres in interleague this year. We will loan them Trammel for the day.

This is heLLLLLL: Padres 3, Cubs 1

seLLLLLL zeLLLLLL seLLLLLL!

oh yeah, and FIRE HENDRY!

AZ Phil was the first i recall mentioning its going to be a long season.

And, my prediction pf the team being below .500 after this coming weekend is becoming closer to reality unfortunately.

Over the past few days I have scored more than the Cubs. That might be good for me, but it is not good for the Cubs.

I haven't. Makes this losing streak even worse.

You should probably let her stay in the same room.

Dude, you saw what she said. No effing way.

Miles gives the numbers on the road trip...only Lee is hitting.

http://blogs.dailyherald.com/node/2039

while an anonymous scout says Lee isn't driving the ball like he used to..

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/rumors/post/NL-scout-D...

also in May, Lee has a 1.011 OPS in 14 games...leading the team.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/teams/batting?team=c...

Carlos?

The Anonymous scout was 'The Real Neal', yesterday.

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    http://www.baseballamerica.com/draftdb/index.php

    filter by team.

    crunch 1 hour 47 min ago view
  • Former Major League All-Star Jim Hickman dies at 79

    http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/2016/06/25/...

    QuietMan 2 hours 51 min ago view
  • Yep...sort of. Matheny says Rosenthal will no longer pitch the 9th, and they will mix/match Oh, Siegrist and Broxton.

    billybucks 3 hours 10 min ago view
  • Duane Underwood now 0-5 with a 5.44 ERA for Tenn. Urp. Warren not sharp at Iowa tonight. When will Cease and Hudson be ready?

    On a positive note, Jiminez with his 10th HR tonight. He has a .924 OPS -- the only player in the league with an OPS over .900. Leads the lead in 2B, SLG and OPS, tied for the league lead in HR and 3rd in Avg. Nice!

    billybucks 3 hours 15 min ago view
  • - The pressure of going for the regular-season wins record is now gone.
    - Joe will come up with more wacky dress-up ideas for the team to wear after they lose their next get-away game.
    - There is more clarity on Spencer Patton.
    - We play the Reds next. They aren't very good.
    - We'll have at least a 9 game lead after today.
    EDIT: - Contreras looks like the real deal.

    Other than that, not much -- nasty stretch. Two ugly losses in the last 4 games.
    Ugh -- give Lackey a 4-1 lead, you hope for better.

    billybucks 5 hours 16 min ago view
  • Joe: "We lost. They beat us. Now where's my '09 Guigal Bordeaux glass...?

    The E-Man 6 hours 13 min ago view
  • I forgot how rail thin skinny Carl Edwards Jr. Is - he threw some nasty stuff - hope that continues

    Eric S 6 hours 19 min ago view
  • HAHAHA! I love it here! Brilliant...

    The E-Man 6 hours 22 min ago view
  • "The pressure of going for the regular-season wins record is now gone."

    Brilliant. Maddon is a genius!

    Brick 6 hours 26 min ago view
  • "Drink copiously but responsibly."

    Done and done. Thanks for that.

    Brick 6 hours 27 min ago view
  • Oil Can Boyd now pitching for the Cubs

    Eric S 6 hours 36 min ago view
  • It's a long season. There will be stretches like this. It's Saturday night. Drink copiously but responsibly.

    Jackstraw 6 hours 43 min ago view
  • That valuable RBIGIDP.

    Brick 6 hours 43 min ago view
  • Someone talk me down here.

    Brick 6 hours 57 min ago view
  • I remember AZ PHIL talking about Bour's power during the Hendry era.

    The E-Man 7 hours 25 min ago view
  • Time to scrap the scouting report on Justin Bour and get a new one. Sheesh.

    billybucks 7 hours 27 min ago view