Padres 8, Cubs 6: The World's Smallest Recap

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODA

This one barely deserves a recap.

The Cubs lost 8-6 to the Padres in San Diego Friday night, their fourth loss in a row and 16th in 21 games this month.

There! Done! That's all I've got! See you later today for Saturday's game preview!

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Well, of course that's not all I've got. But this one made me angry. Six runs in the first inning? I can't even remember the last time a Cubs team scored six runs in the first inning. When you have a six-run lead in the first inning, you better damn well win the game.

There was a shot of Edwin Jackson sitting in the dugout after he had been lifted in the seventh inning, just after James Russell gave up the home run to Will Venable that gave the Padres the lead.

The look on his face told it all. He looked like he was thinking, "Three more years of this? This is what I signed up for?"

Oh, and thanks, James Russell. That makes three home runs allowed in your last four appearances.

I'm tired of this crap. The Cubs are 5-16 this month and if you think they can't go 0-7 the rest of the month and break the 1999 team's August record (6-24) for the worst month in Cubs history, you haven't been paying attention. I've seen enough bad baseball to last seven lifetimes, but this one really pissed me off, for some reason.

The only redeeming feature was watching Ronny Cedeno getting picked off. That happened just before Venable's home run, or the carnage would have been worse.

I wrote this in a small font on purpose. That's all it deserves. Yes, it's short. I'm done for now, except to remind you that the Cubs need to go just 8-26 to finish with 100 losses again. The way things are headed, that's looking more and more likely.

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