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1969: Another Day, Two More Losses

August 17, 1969, New York: Mets 3, Padres 2 (box score); Mets 3, Padres 2 (box score) Researching and writing about the 1969 Padres is affecting me in a couple different ways. First, it’s depressing the heck out of me to realize just how terrible that inaugural team was. Second, it’s making me appreciate the [...]

1969: Four-Run Fourth Dooms Padres

August 13, 1969, San Diego: Cubs 4, Padres 2 (box score) The Padres scored first in this Wednesday evening affair, but they could have done even more damage. In the second inning, with Bill Hands on the mound for Chicago, Nate Colbert led off with a single to left. Al Ferrara walked and Ivan Murrell [...]

1969: Jenkins, Cubs Dominate Padres

August 12, 1969, San Diego: Cubs 4, Padres 0 (box score) Ferguson Jenkins had faced the Padres once before, on May 12, in Chicago. He had tossed a five-hit shutout, fanning 10 batters, en route to a 2-0 victory that day. Now, exactly three months later, Jenkins and the Padres met again, with similar results. [...]

1969: Cubs Rally Late, Hand Padres Eighth Straight Loss

August 3, 1969, Chicago: Cubs 4, Padres 3 (box score) The Padres faced their former teammate, Dick Selma, in the finale at Chicago. Joe Niekro, for whom Selma was traded, got the call for San Diego. The Cubs scored first. In the second inning, they parlayed three straight one-out singles into a 1-0 lead. The [...]

1969: Holtzman, Santo Lead Cubs Past Padres

August 2, 1969, Chicago: Cubs 4, Padres 1 (box score) It’s hard to win when you have more errors than hits in a game. The Padres gave an excellent demonstration of that fact on a Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field. The Cubs scored two unearned runs in the second inning off Al Santorini. They extended [...]

1969: Different City, Same Result

August 1, 1969, Chicago: Cubs 5, Padres 2 (box score) The Padres, after being swept in St. Louis by the Cardinals, headed to Chicago hoping to change their fortunes. Unfortunately, the Cubs, who owned first place in the NL East at the time, had their own ideas. Clay Kirby and Bill Hands hooked up in [...]

Another City, Another Series Win

Good to see the boys wrap up the road trip with a couple of wins in Chicago. Even better to see Mike Cameron playing well again. Since May 1, he’s batting .288/.341/.532. That’s more like it. The fight on Saturday? I’ll be honest; I hate that aspect of professional sports — nobody walks away from [...]

IGD: Padres @ Cubs (17 Jun 07)

Game #68 time: 11:20 a.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Greg Maddux (5-3, 3.86) vs Rich Hill (5-4, 2.81) pre: Padres.com, SI.com I’m messing around with a Ducksnorts Glossary. People are jumping onboard all the time, and I thought it might be good to give ‘em an easy way to get up to speed. This is [...]

IGD: Padres @ Cubs (16 Jun 07)

Game #67 time: 10:05 a.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Chris Young (6-3, 2.34) vs Carlos Zambrano (7-5, 4.89) pre: Padres.com, SI.com Don’t look now, but Chris Young is becoming more efficient with his pitches and working deeper into games. The home run rate is just an added bonus: Chris Young, Now More Efficient Than Ever [...]

IGD: Padres @ Cubs (15 Jun 07)

Game #66 time: 11:20 a.m. PT tv: WGN sp: David Wells (3-3, 4.76) vs Ted Lilly (4-4, 3.96) pre: Padres.com, SI.com The Cubs are a strange team. On the one hand, their current record and occasional love spats have to be viewed as disappointments in light of the nearly $300 million they spent on free [...]