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IGD: Padres vs Cubs (22 May 07)

first pitch: 7:05 p.m. PT television: Channel 4SD matchup: Jake Peavy (5-1, 1.64 ERA) vs Rich Hill (4-3, 2.91 ERA) previews: Padres.com | SI.com So far in ’07, the Padres haven’t made opposing pitchers pay for falling behind in the count as much as in recent years: Padres Batters after 2-0 Count Year PA/G BA [...]

When Cubs Come to Town

The Cubs spent nearly $300 million this past winter on free agents, brought in a high-profile manager, and put the club on the market. Somehow I doubt anyone was hoping for a sub-.500 record in MLB’s weakest division a quarter of the way through the season. Ex-Padre Derrek Lee is back and hitting again, though [...]

1969: Padres Can’t Avoid Sweep at Wrigley Field

May 14, 1969, Chicago: Cubs 3, Padres 2 (box score) After dropping the first two at Wrigley Field, the Padres sent Tommie Sisk to the mound to try and avoid the sweep. For most of Wednesday afternoon, it looked like they might do that. The Padres broke through first. Catcher Chris Cannizzaro led off the [...]

1969: Padres Lose Laugher in Windy City

May 13, 1969, Chicago: Cubs 19, Padres 0 (box score) If you look up “ugly” in the dictionary, you might well see this box score. Dick Kelley started for the Padres, while Dick Selma got the nod for Chicago. Selma, you may recall, won the first game in Padres history. Less than three weeks later, [...]

1969: Jenkins, Cubs Blank Padres

May 12, 1969, Chicago: Cubs 2, Padres 0 (box score) Fresh off their first ever road series win, the Padres headed to Chicago for their first series at Wrigley Field. San Diego sent Gary Ross to the hill in the Monday afternoon opener. The Cubs countered with Canadian right-hander Ferguson Jenkins. The Cubs featured names [...]

Better Ways to Get There

Yeah, I’m happy that the Padres won on Tuesday (recap | box score). Actually, relieved is more like it (pun only partially intended). The bullpen coming through with nine innings of two-hit shutout baseball is huge. I still can’t believe the Mets had no use for Heath Bell. Still, this Mike Cameron losing fly balls [...]

IGD: Padres @ Cubs (17 Apr 07)

first pitch: 11:20 a.m. PT television: none WGN matchup: Greg Maddux (1-1, 3.18 ERA) vs Wade Miller (0-1, 13.50 ERA) previews: Padres.com | SI.com What a bizarre schedule. Night game in LA, followed by two in Chicago, followed by another back home. Seems like there should be an off-day somewhere — Monday would have been [...]


I hate eggplant. It’s like eating an old, purple sponge. Why would someone want to do that? Why would I want to do that? Sure, you can fry it up and slap some sauce on, but at the end of the day, it’s still just an old, purple sponge. Last night, after I’d lost my [...]

IGD: Padres @ Cubs (16 Apr 07)

first pitch: 5:05 p.m. PT television: Channel 4SD matchup: Clay Hensley (0-2, 9.00 ERA) vs Jason Marquis (0-1, 3.27 ERA) previews: Padres.com | SI.com After suffering their first series loss of 2007, the Padres head to Chicago for two with the Cubs. Clay Hensley starts for the Pads in the opener. Pay no attention to [...]

Padres Drop Finale in LA, Hope Chicago Is Their Kind of Town

Strange series up at Dodger Stadium over the weekend. I expected tighter contests. Instead, one team’s starting pitcher failed to show up in each of the three games. Unfortunately for the Padres, it was their guy in two of those three. Sunday evening’s victim, Chris Young, never looked comfortable and needed 84 pitches to record [...]