July 4, 2022

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Chest Enhancement Points: Padres 19, Cubs 5

Chest Enhancement Points: Padres 19, Cubs 5

What should I say after such a loss? I know my job is to get to what happened and why, and maybe put it all together into a meaningful message about the long-term view of the franchise…but the Cubs don’t deserve it. Not tonight.

This loss was the seventh time this season that the Cubs had allowed an opponent to score at least 10 games and the third time they had allowed a team to score at least 18 points. was too Their ninth loss in a row. And all this in front of Jennifer Garner and Alfonso Soriano …. what a shame. what a shame.

he was there a little Bright spots, including Homer Christopher Morell, Ian Happ four times on base (including three hits), and Eric Stout’s four Ks at 1.2 IP, but, I mean…whatever. Frank Schwendel pitched again. He is no longer charming. It’s not fun. It’s embarrassing.

I’m so tired of this. And the Cubs – as an organization – should be ashamed.

*** Exhale ***

I want to move on, but we need to touch at least briefly to Caleb Killian’s second big league start before we go to bed. But please expect a deeper conversation on this topic tomorrow.

The short version is that Killian had almost no control out of the gate tonight, walking five strikes in total, hitting another, and opening wild ground on his way to 5 runs earned over the 4.0 IP. It was 95 degrees at the start of this game (well, it was 90 degrees in the End This game), and the Padres lineup is no joke, but it wasn’t a good outing. It seems likely that Killian was over-throwing things a bit, and may have lost his firing point, but we can take a deeper look at the data for that tomorrow.

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And that’s all I have for you. The Cubs are 23-39 years old, just 2.0 games behind the 2012 team that lost 101 games.

Fund total points.