With one of his first swings of the bat, Carlos Quentin showed why the Padres traded for him, why they've envisioned since New Year's Eve that he'd be their cleanup hitter.

And why ... and just how much ... he's been missed.

Ultimately, though, the game also would prove why the long-awaited presence of the Padres' only real slugger is hardly a panacea for what's been ailing them this season. In a match-up of the National League's two losingest clubs, the Padres were beaten 11-7 at Wrigley Field, the first Chicago Cubs win in 13 games.