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2017 Schedule
25-25, 2nd in NL Cent
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss his team's propensity to leave runners on base. The Cubs are 1 for 24 on their road trip with runners in scoring position. The one hit came on Monday and plated two runs, the only two the Cubs scored in a loss to the Padres.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon said the Cubs didn't want Ben Zobrist batting right handed today due to a wrist injury so he came out of the game. He could switch hit on Tuesday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

After taking an early 2-0 lead things fell apart for the Cubs in their 5-2 loss to the Padres on Monday. Despite earning 10 walks while issuing just one (in the 8th) they couldn't bring any of them home after the first inning. The team was 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position dropping their season avg in that category to .215. Kyle Hendricks was perfect for 3 innings before giving up a grand slam to Hunter Renfroe in the fourth and the Padres never looked back. The Cubs have dropped all 4 games on their road trip so far.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Padres are on pace to become the first team this year to issue 10 or more walks in a game without their hitters earning one. (ESPN Stats and Info). Meanwhile the Cubs are on pace to be the fourth team to lose this season when earning at least 10 free passes.

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Russell makes over-the-shoulder catch look easy (0:33)
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Renfroe crushes grand slam (0:18)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Nine up and down for Kyle Hendricks who has struck out 5 so far through 3 innings.

Caylor Arnold/USA TODAY Sports
8hESPN.com

Week 8 Power Rankings: Cubs remain No. 7

The Cubs appear to have competition in the NL Central as June approaches. They'll need Kyle Schwarber to heat up in the summer months.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo was hit by a pitch for a league leading 11th time this season as Jarred Cosart of the Padres got him in the first inning. No one else in baseball has been hit more than 8 times. Rizzo was hit 16 times all of last season.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks said he was excited to pitch on Memorial Day in San Diego, near where he grew up: "It being a military town I can't wait to see what they do. It's an honor to pitch there on Memorial Day."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist returns to the Cubs lineup after missing the last couple games due to a sore wrist. He's gotten on base 34 percent of the time batting lead off this season which is where he'll hit on Monday. He's in right field while Jason Heyward is in CF vs the Padres. Miguel Montero catches for Kyle Hendricks.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Plenty of Cubs fans in attendance at Petco Park for a Memorial Day game against the Padres.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kris Bryant answer which was bigger, getting married or winning the World Series. He also reveals where he likes to go in San Diego as he returns to his college roots.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs recalled Justin Grimm for Felix Pena on Monday. He's expected to be in San Diego by game time.

Elias Stein
17hESPN.com

Vote: Cubs Confidence Meter

Do fans feel there's a dynasty in the works at Wrigley? Or is there an outbreak of agita on the North Side? Vote now!

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Any concern with Cubs' slow start? (2:01)
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Kershaw's struggles don't stop Dodgers (1:01)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jon Lester discuss his poor outing in the Cubs 9-4 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.

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Puig muscles 444-foot rocket (0:18)
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Lester and Kershaw rocked in Dodgers' 9-4 sweep of Cubs

Cody Bellinger and Kike Hernandez each had three-run homers that upstaged the anticipated duel between aces Jon Lester and Clayton Kershaw, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Chicago 9-4 on Sunday to sweep the Cubs.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs lost 9-4 to the Dodgers behind 4 home runs including two, three run home runs off starter Jon Lester. The visitors hit three themselves, all off Clayton Kershaw but they failed to get the big hit when they needed it most. Javier Baez and Kris Bryant both struck out in the 5th inning with two on in a 6-4 game AFTER the Cubs had chased Kershaw. That was the difference as LA extended the lead in the late innings. The Cubs have been swept in a series 3 times this year already, that's one more time than all of last season.

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Rizzo tattoos 2-run homer off Kershaw (0:16)

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.0411th
Quality Starts1925th
WHIP1.3316th
BAA.24614th
Runs23512th
Batting Average.24121st
On Base Percentage.32613th
Slugging Percentage.41415th

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