Padres 10, Cubs 6: ¯_(ツ)_/¯

I can’t explain that one. Can you?

The San Diego Padres are a major-league baseball team.

As such, they are almost certain to win one-third of their games.

Maybe that’s all we can do, chalk that up to a good team (the Cubs) that’s going to lose one-third of their games, and try to figure out how Sunday’s 10-6 defeat happened.

I’ve got a number of criticisms of the Cubs in this one, but I’m going to begin at the end. What on Earth was Randy Rosario doing in a one-run game in the ninth inning, especially since two of the first three hitters were righthanded and he’d also been warming up three different times? I don’t usually criticize Joe Maddon’s bullpen use, but man, that did not make any sense when Brandon Kintzler was available.

Rosario was just bad, striking out the first hitter he faced and then allowing six straight hitters to reach base with four runs scoring, the biggest blows a two-run homer by Hunter Renfroe and a two-run single by Travis Jankowski that put the game out of reach.

Now let’s rewind to the beginning, because I’ve got some more things to critique.

First is …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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