Last Week In Faith: April 11-17, 2022

Last Week In Faith: April 11-17, 2022

Life can get a little confusing at times. A regularly scheduled reminder is very convenient. So here’s a refresher of what happened during the last week in faith.


Padres vs San Francisco Giants @ Oracle Park

by Scott Dunsmore

Game 5 – April 11

Padres, Giants 2

San Diego Padres’ Jurickson Profar (10) reaches base safely on his RBI-single next to San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Monday, April 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

The Padres (4-1) defeated the San Francisco Giants (2-2) by a score of 4-2 in the first game of three at Oracle Park. Nick Martinez (0-0, 1.80) gave up one run on five hits and a walk with six strikeouts. Taylor Rogers got his third save with a perfect ninth inning.

Manny Machado scored on Jurickson Profar single in the fourth inning. Austin Nola hit a solo home run in the fifth inning. Ha-Seong Kim scored on a Machado ground out in the seventh inning. Jake Cronenworth drove in Trent Grisham with a single in the ninth inning.

Bob Melvin on Martinez’s start

Jurickson Profar’s fantastic grab

Austin Nola’s solo home run


Game 6 – April 12

Giants 13, Padres 2

San Diego Padres’ Wil Myers pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the eighth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Tuesday, April 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

The Padres (4-2) lost to the San Francisco Giants (3-2) by a score of 13-2 in the second game of their three-game series at Oracle Park. Yu Darvish (0-1, 10.57) pitched only one and two-thirds innings, giving up nine runs on eight hits and two walks with two strikeouts. The game got so out of control that Wil Myers came in from right field to pitch the eighth inning, giving up two solo home runs during the process.

Myers’ double in the second inning drove in Luke Voit. Matt Beaty scored on an Austin Nola groundout in the fifth inning.

And that’s all we have to say about that.

Wil Myers’ RBI double

Austin Nola’s RBI groundout


Game 7 – April 13

Giants 2, Padres 1

San Francisco Giants catcher Curt Casali, left, reaches for the ball before tagging out San Diego Padres’ Jake Cronenworth at home during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, April 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

The Padres were defeated by a score of 2-1 by the San Francisco Giants in the finale of their three-game series at Oracle Park. Sean Manaea (1-1, 1.38) gave up two runs on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts in six innings.

Jake Cronenworth‘s first inning triple drove in Manny Machado for the Padres’ only run.

Manaea K’s 6 in six innings

Jake Cronenworth’s RBI triple


Podcast of the Week

by Nick McCann

Friars On The Farm

Episode #157 Back In Black!

This is a show I will check back in with when both hosts are on it, but this latest ep that was dropped last week had some good stuff.

Usually hosted by Donovan and Roy, Friars On The Farm is a Padres Podcast that focuses on the team’s minor league system. Their eps include discussions on development topics facing the organization, interviews, and general rundowns of all the affiliates.

On Tuesday they dropped ep #157 Back In Black with Mark Wilkens of Madfriars.com. Roy wasn’t on it, but Donovan and Mark broke down the Mackenzie Gore promotion and other notable players to watch in 2022. 

In minute 15 of this pod is where the conversation really took off. This is where the guys talked about the minor league housing plan from MLB.

If you’re like me, you might have distanced yourself from paying close attention to the minors because the big league team is spending competitive money and has acquired significant talent. Afterall, being labeled a “prospect hugger” can be a sentence worse than death in some circles of the fanbase.

However, after watching the lockout unfold I did get the feeling that the owners and people running the game want to completely rethink the minor leagues as a whole, but they don’t know how to do it without looking like awful people.

Donovan and Mark dug into this topic from the perspective of knowing certain people involved on a human level. They gave examples of players who are trying to navigate the changes in the system, and examine whether or not the strides the league has made in this area will even be effective in making the professional journey of becoming a Major League Baseball player a livable one. 

This podcast really helped me remember that following the Padres closely as a fan who loves the team means I can’t stop keeping an eye on the way they develop talent, regardless of what is going on at the top level. Friars On The Farm and Madfriars.com are great resources for staying on top of it. 


Atlanta Braves vs Padres @ Petco Park

by Scott Dunsmore

Game 8 – April 14

Padres 12, Braves 1

San Diego Padres’ C.J. Abrams reacts after hitting a home run during the second inning of the team’s baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Thursday, April 14, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

The Padres (5-3) took out their offensive frustrations from the first seven games of the season on the Atlanta Braves (3-5), defeating the defending World Series champions by a score of 12-1. Joe Musgrove (1-0, 1.42) pitched six and two-thirds shutout innings while giving up four hits and no walks with six strikeouts.

In the first inning, Eric Hosmer drove in Austin Nola & Manny Machado with a single and Jake Cronenworth scored on Wil Myers‘ single. C.J. Abrams hit his first Major League home run (solo) and Luke Voit double to drive in Machado in the second inning. Voit’s sixth inning single drove in Nola. Machado hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning, eventually ending up with a 5-for-6 night. In the eighth inning, Myers singled to drive in Voit, Hosmer scored on a Jurickson Profar sacrifice fly, and a Nola single drove in Myers.

Joe Musgrove’s scoreless outing

Manny Machado goes 5-for-6


Game 9 – April 15

Braves 5, Padres 2

San Diego Padres starting pitcher MacKenzie Gore delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in San Diego, Friday, April 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

The Padres (5-4) lost to the Atlanta Braves (4-5), 5-2, in the second game of four at Petco Park. MacKenzie Gore (0-0, 3.38) made his Major League debut, giving up two runs over five and a third innings on three hits and two walks while striking out three.

In the fifth inning, C.J. Abrams scored on a Ha-Seong Kim single and Kim came home on a double by Manny Machado.

C.J. Abrams’ first stolen base

Ha-Seong Kim’s RBI single

Manny Machado’s RBI double


Game 10 – April 16

Braves 5, Padres 2

San Diego Padres’ Jurickson Profar flips his bat after hitting a solo home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in San Diego, Saturday, April 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

The Padres (5-5) lost to the Atlanta Braves (5-5) by a score of 5-2 in the third game of four at Petco Park. Nick Martinez (0-1, 4.50) gave up four runs on seven hits and four walks with three strikeouts over five innings.

Jurickson Profar hit a solo home run in the second inning. Trent Grisham hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.

Trent Grisham robs home run

Jurickson Profar’s solo home run

Manny Machado’s diving catch

Trent Grisham’s solo home run

Melvin on loss, Grisham’s robbery


Game 11 – April 17

Padres 2, Braves 1

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Yu Darvish delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in San Diego, Sunday, April 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

The Padres (6-5) defeated the Atlanta Braves (5-6) in the finale of their four-game series at Petco Park by a score of 2-1. Yu Darvish (1-1, 6.28) pitched six and two-thirds innings, giving up one run on four hits and no walks with eight strikeouts.

The Padres’ offense was sluggish again, leaving ten runners on base and going 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position. Austin Nola was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, bringing Ha-Seong Kim home, and Jake Cronenworth ground into force out to bring C.J. Abrams in to score, all in the second inning.

Yu Darvish fans eight

Austin Nola’s RBI HBP

Cronenworth’s RBI groundout

Bob Melvin on Yu Darvish’s start


Padres #NoFilter: Home Opening Day

by Padres Haiku

The Padres home opener was last week. Let’s see some of the fits the boys wore to roll into the season.

First up Manny in a Jordan X Westbrook Honor the Gift track suit. Not sure you can get this in the states yet but we’re not Manny Machado. The only thing missing is a giant flag that says Ivanka 2024.

Jake rolling into the opener on an electric scooter means he lives close to the park, he cares about his carbon footprint, and that he’s not famous enough to get mobbed by fans, yet. Honestly, he looks like every mission beach bike rental guy I’ve ever seen rolled into one.

If you’ve never spent $180 on a T shirt, you’re not Blake Snell.

Surprising to see C.J. dressed in a team supplied track suit. I know he has a penchant for streetwear. Let’s hope that this is a one off because he didn’t pack enough coming out of spring training. I’m sure we will see this dude thread-up in the VERY near future. Plus that Cuban link necklace he’s wearing features a picture of him and his dad, give him the ROY yesterday.

Not sure if this outfit says “Live to Ride” or “Ride to Live.” Heal-up Niño! We need you back!

This is exactly how I expect Stammen to dress. You know something is wrong with him if HE’S the guy showing up to work in a $180 t shirt.


Tweet of the Week

by Dallas “I’m Actually Popular in Canada” McLaughlin

I’ll be honest, I’ve never heard of @SadFriar before but his name is something I’ve felt quite a lot over the last few decades. But, this tweet right here is an all-timer.

After Eric Hosmer started off the season red hot Manny Machado, a long time defender of Eric Hosmer, said he would be very mad if the Padres traded Hoz. In the very next game Hoz booted a ball thrown by Machado and missed an out. Then this perfect tweet by SadFriar.

This interview not only confirmed that for some fucking reason this team just can’t get enough Eric Hosmer. But, to be honest, after Machado’s political and scientific analysis of global pandemics I kind of don’t give a shit what he has to say about anything. He can love Hoz all he wants, and as I tweeted out myself – we all want Hoz to be the best version of himself – but, it’s very unlikely given just about every game of his Padres career. Yet, the team bows to his booted balls.

It is what it is I guess. Let’s Go, Eric!

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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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