Last Week In Faith: April 25-May 1, 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 Cincinnati Reds @ Great American Ballpark
by Scott Dunsmore
Game 18 – April 26
Padres 9, Reds 6
The Padres (11-7) defeated the Cincinnati Reds (3-14) in the first game of three at Great American Ballpark by a score of 9-6. Joe Musgrove (3-0, 2.16) allowed five runs (two earned) on seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts over six innings. Austin Nola committed a throwing error in the second inning and was called for catcher interference in the fourth inning. Ha-Seong Kim also committed a throwing error in the fourth inning.
Kim put the Padres on the scoreboard with a solo home run in the third inning. Jake Cronenworth scored on a Jurickson Profar double, Eric Hosmer hit a three-run home run, Kim drew a bases-loaded walk to drive in Wil Myers, and Cronenworth hit a triple to drive in Luis Campusano, Trent Grisham, and Kim in the fourth inning.
Profar’s fourth outfield assist
Bob Melvin on 9-6 win over Reds
Game 19 – April 27
Padres 8, Reds 5
The Padres (12-7) defeated the Cincinnati Reds (3-15) by a score of 8-5 in the second game of three at Great American Ballpark. MacKenzie Gore (2-0) gave up one run on five hits and two walks while striking out ten in five innings. Taylor Rogers came in to get the last out on one pitch for his sixth save.
Jurickson Profar scored on a Jorge Alfaro sacrifice fly in the second inning. Jake Cronenworth singled to drive in Trent Grisham and Profar hit a three-run home run in the third inning. Manny Machado scored on Eric Hosmer‘s fifth inning single. Hosmer hit a solo home run in the eighth inning. Machado doubled to drive in C.J. Abrams in the ninth inning.
Jurickson Profar’s three-run HR
Game 20 – April 28
Padres 7, Reds 5
The Padres (13-7) completed the three-game series and season sweep of the Cincinnati Reds (3-16) with a 7-5 win at Great American Ballpark. Nick Martinez (1-2, 4.12) pitched five innings, giving up two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out five.
Eric Hosmer‘s first inning single drove in Jake Cronenworth. Manny Machado scored on Jorge Alfaro‘s sacrifice fly and a bases-loaded Ha-Seong Kim double drove in Hosmer, Matt Beaty, & C.J. Abrams in the sixth inning. Alfaro drew a bases-loaded walk to score Machado in the seventh inning. Kim scored on a Machado single in the eighth inning.
Ha-Seong Kim’s three-run double
Podcast of the Week
By Nick McCann
This is a column about Padres Podcasts. The Kept Faith has a podcast and we would like to inform you about some other ones. Each week we will introduce or check in with a different show. More Padres content is better for everybody.
Hosted by NBC 7’s Sports Wrap guys Darnay Tripp and Derek Togerson, this show has a pretty straight forward format. They fire up the pod usually on Thursdays and talk about the major storylines facing the San Diego Padres.
On their latest ep they dug into the bizarre and sometimes troubling Tommy Pham behavior, Hosmer’s early results, and the positives we are seeing with Mackenzie Gore.
Darnay and Derek were well prepared with takes and stats, but sparks really flew when Derek went in on Hosmer’s lazy defense. While recognizing his fast start at the plate, Togerson became really upset at the laziness of our well paid first baseman’s footwork to the point that Darnay had to sort of calm him down.
These guys have real jobs at a real news gathering organization so there is a level of measure that they have to follow, but the passion is there. It’s surprising that every sports desk in local tv news isn’t doing a show like this to supplement the coverage that goes on camera.
Darnay did our show recently and they just did a great pod with Jesse Agler. Check those out. We’ll check back in with them later in the season.
Padres vs Pittsburgh Pirates @ PNC Park
by Scott Dunsmore
Game 21 – April 29
Padres 7, Pirates 3
The Padres (14-7) defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates (8-12) in the first game of three at PNC Park by a score of 7-3. Yu Darvish (2-1, 4.44) allowed three runs on eight hits and a walk with five strikeouts in six innings.
Ha-Seong Kim hit a two-run home run in the third inning. In the fifth inning, a bases-loaded single by Jake Cronenworth drove in Matt Beaty and Kim scored on a Manny Machado sacrifice fly. Trayce Thompson hit a sixth inning single to drive in Eric Hosmer and Austin Nola. Cronenworth hit a solo home run in the seventh inning.
Thompson was added to the roster after Wil Myers was placed on the injured list with a right thumb contusion. Austin Adams was transferred from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day to open up a 40-man roster spot for Thompson.
Ha-Seong Kim’s two-run home run
Jake Cronenworth’s solo home run
Game 22 – April 30
Pirates 7, Padres 6 (10 Innings)
The Padres (14-8) were defeated by the Pittsburgh Pirates (9-12) in the second game of three at PNC Park by a score of 7-6 in ten innings. Sean Manaea (2-2, 3.60) pitched six and two-thirds innings, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks with six strikeouts.
Eric Hosmer hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning. Manny Machado hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning. Trent Grisham‘s tenth inning single drove in Jorge Alfaro.
Game 23 – May 1
Padres 5, Pirates 2
The Padres (15-8) defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates (9-13) by a score of 5-2 in the finale of their three-game series at PNC Park. Joe Musgrove (4-0, 1.97) allowed one run on seven hits and no walks with eight strikeouts in seven innings pitched. Taylor Rogers pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his ninth save of the season.
In the third inning Manny Machado singled to drive in Austin Nola. Trent Grisham‘s seventh inning single scored Nola and C.J. Abrams. José Azocar scored on an Abrams sacrifice fly and Jake Cronenworth singled to drive in Nola in the ninth inning.
Padres manager Bob Melvin was ejected with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning for arguing balls and strikes. Also the start of the game was delayed for an hour and twenty-two minutes by rain.
Joe Musgrove’s dominant outing
Trent Grisham’s two-run single
Profar nabs Reynolds at 3rd base
Padres #NoFilter: MacKenzie Gore
by Padres Haiku
To say MacKenzie Gore has impressed so far in his rookie campaign is an understatement. Does his IG game match his on field game? Let’s find out.
Virtual reality is out of control. This is what NES Duck Hunter looks like now.
I’m old enough to remember when Anderson Espinoza was a thing.
One of the greatest pitchers to ever play the game. Also pictured, Trevor Hoffman.
Paddack: Then I told ’em the brown makes me look like UPS!! LOL
Gore: Uh, Chris, why haven’t you left for Minnesota yet?
Paddack *crying*: Please don’t make me leave.
It looks like Mack has a sister that uses a wheelchair to get around. Here’s Mack helping her down the aisle for her wedding. Pretty awesome moment.