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
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
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.
Austin Nola’s RBI hit vs. brother
Brandon Drury’s two-run single
Game 3 @ Citizens Bank Park
Phillies 4, Padres 2
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
Profar is ejected after strikeout
Game 4 @ Citizens Bank Park
Phillies 10, Padres 6
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.
Brandon Drury’s two-run double
Game 5 @ Citizens Bank Park
Phillies 4, Padres 3
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 Houston Astros in the World Series starting Friday, October 28 at Minute Maid Park. All of the World Series games will be broadcast on Fox.