The Padres are one of the best offenses in baseball, but the Cubs were up for the challenge and had their power hitting shoes on to face the National League West’s best.
The Cubs closed the month of May with a bang, using four homers to carry them to a 7-2 win over the Padres at Wrigley Field.
The Cubs trailed 1-0 early, but got the lead right back in the third inning. After Kris Bryant kept the inning alive with a two-out triple, shortstop Javy Baez got every bit of 3-2 changeup from Chris Paddack, blasting a 455-foot homer to give the Cubs a 2-1 lead.
The Cubs’ shortstop had an encore in the seventh inning as he homered again. It was the ninth multi-homer game of his career.
Baez wasn’t the only one to have a big day at the plate as third baseman Patrick Wisdom got in on the action.
The Cubs have had to find production from different places with several players on the shelf with injuries. Third baseman Patrick Wisdom has gotten an opportunity to make a name for himself and had a big day at the plate in Monday’s win.
Wisdom did damage against the Padres, launching a 423-foot solo shot in the fourth inning helping to pad the Cubs’ lead. But he wasn’t done there, Wisdom crushed a second solo home run in the sixth to make it a 6-2 game.
It was the first multi-homer game of his career. Bryant added a two-run shot of his own in the fifth inning.
Appendicitis sends Williams to the IL, Stewart shines in his place
The Cubs put starter Trevor Williams on the 10-day injured list before Monday’s win with appendicitis. Williams underwent an emergency appendectomy on Sunday and will have a follow-up with doctors on Thursday, according to Ross.
Right-hander Kohl Stewart took Williams’ place on the 26-man roster and on short notice gave the Cubs exactly what they needed.
Stewart was strong against a formidable lineup and didn’t allow San Diego to get anything going offensively. going five innings and allowed just one unearned run on three hits in his first win since July 21, 2019.