A day after being completely shut out by Jake Peavy and the Padres, the Cubs offense went on a veritable tear, scoring 1 run on 7 hits. 7 hits! Those guys must’ve doubled up on the Wheaties to manage such an offensive explosion. Maybe on Sunday they will go even crazier and get 8 hits! And score 2 runs! Look out ’27 Yankees.
Unfortunately, the sudden offensive surge was insufficient to give the Cubs victory over the Padres, who touched up starter Randy Wells for an inconceivable 3 runs in 7 innings. Dang, 3 runs. That’s like a week’s worth for the Cubs. Their pitchers need to start doing a better job. I mean, the offense goes out there and kills the ball, getting 1 run, and the starter can’t hold that? It’s just not fair to the offense for the pitching staff to be so shaky they can’t even make 1 run hold up. What do those guys expect? 2 runs? That’s a little unrealistic.