Last Week In Faith: 2022 NL Championship Series

Last Week In Faith: 2022 NL Championship Series

Life can get a little confusing at times. Particularly when the Padres reach the National League Championship Series for just the third time in 53 years. A regularly scheduled reminder is very convenient. So here’s a refresher of what happened during the last week in faith.


Philadelphia Phillies vs Padres

by Scott Dunsmore

Game 1 @ Petco Park

Phillies 2, Padres 0

San Diego Padres’ Juan Soto reacts after striking out during the sixth inning in Game 1 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

The Padres (0-1) were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies (1-0) in the first game of the National League Championship Series at Petco Park by a score of 2-0. Yu Darvish (0-1, 2.84) allowed two runs on three hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in seven innings.

Zach Wheeler allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out eight in seven shutout innings. The Friars got two men on with one out in the ninth inning against José Alvarado, but Manny Machado flied out and Josh Bell struck out to end the game.

Cronenworth’s run-saving putout


Game 2 @ Petco Park

Padres 8, Phillies 5

San Diego Padres’ Manny Machado watches his home run during the seventh inning in Game 2 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

The Padres (1-1) defeated the Philadelphia Phillies (1-1) by a score of 8-5 in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series at Petco Park. Blake Snell (2-0, 4.61) gave up four runs on five hits and a walk with six strikeouts in five innings.

Brandon Drury and Josh Bell hit back-to-back solo home runs in the second inning. Austin Nola singled to drive in Ha-Seong Kim, a Juan Soto double scored Nola, Jurickson Profar & Soto scored on a Drury single, and Bell’s single scored Jake Cronenworth in the fifth inning. Manny Machado hit a solo home run in the seventh inning.

Trent Grisham’s diving catch

Drury & Bell go back-to-back

Austin Nola’s RBI hit vs. brother

Brandon Drury’s two-run single

Josh Bell’s RBI single

Manny Machado’s slick defense

Manny Machado’s solo homer


Game 3 @ Citizens Bank Park

Phillies 4, Padres 2

San Diego Padres’ Jurickson Profar reacts after striking out during the ninth inning in Game 3 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Padres (1-2) were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies (2-1) in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Citizens Bank Park by a score of 4-2. Joe Musgrove (1-1, 2.89) allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out five in five and two-thirds innings.

Juan Soto scored when Jake Cronenworth hit into a fielder’s choice and a fielding error by Jean Segura in the fourth inning. Trent Grisham scored on a ground out by Ha-Seong Kim in the fifth inning.

Jurickson Profar was thrown out after striking out on an appealed swing in the ninth inning.

Cronenworth’s RBI fielder’s choice

Joe Musgrove picks off Segura

Ha-Seong Kim’s RBI groundout

Joe Musgrove’s superb play

Profar is ejected after strikeout


Game 4 @ Citizens Bank Park

Phillies 10, Padres 6

Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper hits an RBI double during the fifth inning in Game 4 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Phillies on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, in Philadelphia.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Padres (1-3) were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies (3-1), 10-6, in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series at Citizens Bank Park. Mike Clevinger (0-0, 23.63) did not record an out in the first inning while allowing three runs on three hits and a walk. Nick Martinez came in to get the Padres out of the first and pitched a total of three shutout, no-hit, no-walk innings. Sean Manaea came in after that, allowing five runs on four hits and two walks with two strikeouts in one and a third inning.

Manny Machado hit a solo home run, Brandon Drury doubled to drive in Josh Bell & Jake Cronenworth, and Ha-Seong Kim singled to score Drury in the first inning. Juan Soto hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning.

Manny Machado’s solo home run

Brandon Drury’s two-run double

Cronenworth’s diving snag

Juan Soto’s two-run home run


Game 5 @ Citizens Bank Park

Phillies 4, Padres 3

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Yu Darvish leaves the game during the seventh inning in Game 5 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Padres (1-4) were defeated in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series, 4-3, by the Philadelphia Phillies (4-1) at Citizens Bank Park. Yu Darvish (2-1, 2.88) allowed two runs on four hits and three walks with five strikeouts in six-plus innings.

Juan Soto hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. Josh Bell doubled to drive in Jake Cronenworth and a wild pitch by Seranthony Domniguez allowed José Azocar to score in the seventh inning.

The Phillies now take on the in the World Series starting Friday, October 28 at Minute Maid Park. All of the World Series games will be broadcast on Fox.

Juan Soto’s 439-foot home run

Josh Bell’s game-tying double

Padres take lead on a wild pitch

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Scott Dunsmore has been a Padres fan since the 3rd grade. The Ghost of Ray Kroc possessed his body in 2011 and now won't leave.

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