He San Diego Padres tumultuous season adds another disappointing chapter with a blowout loss to the chicago cubs. Far from being the best in baseball they were expected to be, the Padres offense was absent in action in this game. Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman continued his stellar 2023 season by striking out six in six innings while allowing just one run.
The Cubs offense lit up the scoring early, scoring all seven of their runs in the first three innings. Being at a deficit this early in the game can affect a team’s mentality and can cause them to quit long before the end. With the talent amassed in the Padres, that fate should be impossible, but it’s becoming all too common.
The San Diego Padres reluctantly shared the game’s final score they’d like to forget on Twitter.
Padres fans came into this season with hopes that have been dashed time and time again. The Chicago Cubs are a team on the rise with a bona fide Cy Young candidate pitcher, but the Padres are supposed to be a championship team. If the San Diego Padres can’t even win the games they’re supposed to win, how are they going to win the ones they’re not supposed to win?
The NL West is quickly moving away from the San Diego Padres, even though there are about 110 games left in their season. They trail far behind the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks. They even trail the San Francisco Giants, who are third in the division. The dream team is turning into a bigger nightmare than anyone expected.
The Chicago Cubs are fortunate to play in one of the worst divisions in baseball, the National League Central. In the NL Central, a few games over .500 is enough for first place, currently held by the Milwaukee Brewers. With stellar play from Stroman, Dansby Swanson and Seiya Suzuki, the Cubs aren’t a team to write off.
The Padres are building an impressive factory of sadness and the fans are getting sick of it.
The San Diego Padres need to win the next game against the Chicago Cubs
The Padres and their fans desperately need to get some quality wins as we head into the summer. This series ending as a draw instead of a loss could last longer than most realize.
The dog days of summer are fast approaching, and the Padres aren’t the favorites they were supposed to be.