This looked like an easy win. And then, it wasn’t, but the Cubs did come out on top in the end.
This game looked like it would be an easy win, but the Padres, being an actual baseball team, decided to make it close. The Cubs needed every one of those five second-inning runs to complete their second straight 5-4 win over the Padres on a very hot, humid Saturday afternoon at the ballyard.
The Padres went down 1-2-3 in the first and the Cubs had a two-out single from Jason Heyward in the bottom of the inning. After another 1-2-3 inning from Hendricks in the second, the Cubs got to work with the bats.
That was Rizzo’s 17th of the season and made it 4-0. Fun facts: