Last Week In Faith: August 8-14, 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.
San Francisco Giants vs Padres @ Petco Park
by Scott Dunsmore
Game 112 – August 8
Giants 1, Padres 0
The Padres (61-51) were defeated by the San Francisco Giants (54-55), 1-0, in the first of three games at Petco Park. Blake Snell (4-6, 3.96) allowed one run on six hits and two walks while striking out eight over five and two-thirds innings.
Game 113 – August 9
Padres 7, Giants 4
The Padres (62-51) defeated the San Francisco Giants (54-56) by a score of 7-4 in the second game of three at Petco Park. Joe Musgrove (8-5, 2.91) gave up one run on six hits and no walks with four strikeouts in seven innings.
Juan Soto hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. Soto scored on Josh Bell‘s single and Manny Machado scored on a Jake Cronenworth sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. A Ha-Seong Kim ground-rule double scored Bell in the eighth inning. Machado hit a three-run walk-off home run in the ninth inning.
Juan Soto’s solo home run (22)
Manny Machado’s walk-off homer
Game 114 – August 10
Padres 13, Giants 7
The Padres (63-51) defeated the San Francisco Giants (54-57) by a score of 13-7 in the finale of their three-game series at Petco Park. Sean Manaea (6-6, 4.76) allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk with four strikeouts in five innings.
Manny Machado‘s double scored Austin Nola & Jurickson Profar, Brandon Drury single to drive in Juan Soto, Machado scored on a Jake Cronenworth single, Trent Grisham singled to score Josh Bell, and Nola ground into a force out allowing Drury to score, all in the third inning. Drury hit a three-run home run, a double by Ha-Seong Kim scored Cronenworth, Grisham drove in Kim with a single, and Nola hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning.
Padres score six runs in the 3rd
Podcast of the Week
by Nicholas McCann
Padres Hot Tub – EMERGENCY GROUP THERAPY: Tatis PED Suspension and the End of Innocence
It’s been a tough few days for Padres fans. In the wake of the Fernando Tatis Jr. bombshell, Padres Hot Tub released an ep of their Group Therapy series entirely focused on addressing the 80 game suspension from MLB. People are upset and feel betrayed and this check in with the Hot Tub patreon members on discord was really something that I needed to hear.
With John Gennaro on vacation, Craig Elsten opened with a really measured and thoughtful monologue addressing all the key factors to the situation. He brought up his experience with the San Diego Sockers and how a professional sports medical staff works. Frustrated like all of us, Elsten mapped out a clear explanation for why his excuse was bullshit and then opened up the phones.
The discord speakers were mostly on point. A doctor came on and poked holes in the excuse and discussed his frustration as a fan. There was a slightly awkward LT impression that was cringy, but overall it felt like I was hanging with my Padres fans friends, venting about yet another massive blow to this Padres organization that can’t seem to keep a positive vibe going for more than a week.
The Padres Hot Tub guys always come with thoughtful insight and it was fun to listen to their hardcore fans chop it up at high level as well. This ep was exactly what it said it was: a needed group therapy session designed to work through the pain.
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Padres vs Washington Nationals @ Nationals Park
by Scott Dunsmore
Game 115 – August 12
Padres 10, Nationals 5
The Padres (64-51) defeated the Washington Nationals (37-77) by a score of 10-5 in the first game of three at Nationals Park. Mike Clevinger (4-4, 3.47) allowed one run on three hits and four walks with three strikeouts in five innings.
Brandon Drury scored on Ha-Seong Kim‘s fourth inning single. In the fifth inning, Manny Machado doubled to drive in Jurickson Profar & Juan Soto, Machado scored when Jake Cronenworth reached on a fielder’s choice & fielding error by Luis Garcia, Trent Grisham hit a three-run home run, and Soto singled to drive in Austin Nola. Drury hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning.
As the game got underway it was announced that currently injured shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. has been suspended for eighty games for testing positive for Clostebol, a banned substance.
Game 116 – August 13
Nationals 4, Padres 3
The Padres (64-52) were defeated by the Washington Nationals (38-77) in the second of three games at Nationals Park by a score of 4-3. Yu Darvish (10-6, 3.40) gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out nine in six-plus innings.
Manny Machado hit a solo home run in the third inning. Trent Grisham hit a solo home run and Juan Soto singled in Austin Nola in the fourth inning.
Manny Machado’s solo homer (21)
Trent Grisham’s solo homer (15)
Game 117 – August 14
Padres 6, Nationals 0
The Padres (65-52) defeated the Washington Nationals (38-78) by a score of 6-0 in the finale of their three-game series at Nationals Park. Blake Snell (5-6, 3.66) pitched six shutout innings, allowing three hits and no walks while striking out ten.
Wil Myers doubled to drive in Jake Cronenworth in the second inning. Manny Machado singled to score Jurickson Profar and Juan Soto scored on Brandon Drury‘s ground out in the third inning. Myers’ single scored Trent Grisham in the sixth inning. Machado’s single & a throwing error by Maikel Franco scored Myers & Jorge Alfaro in the ninth inning.
Tweet(s) of the Week
By Dallas “RINGWORMED” McLaughlin
It’s been awhile since I posted in one of these and it seems like an appropriate time. Honestly, I have so many thoughts I think I’ll end up writing a post at some point this week. But, my two tweets of the week take on the seriousness of the Tatis news and the ridiculousness of it.
First is a tweet from @_JoeSeppi
Simple. Funny. Possibly true. Made me laugh out loud, which is never easy to do. Especially when it comes to someone from North Dakota.
Second tweet is a thread, so I don’t know if it counts, but who fucking cares anymore? @TheBoneOfMySword did a really great breakdown of Hector Gomez’s reporting on the Tatis saga from all the way back to his motorcycle metal mullisha days.
It really does make you think about it all. Who knew what when? Was this all just one big cover up? Did he start taking the roids to heal unnoticed? Did his Dad give him the roids? Should we stop listening to his family…immediately? There seems to be so much to all of this and really none of it makes any sense. I often say we don’t know what it’s like to be in these guys shoes, and we don’t. At all. But, to risk it all – twice? Seems fucking insane. Feels insane. El Nino might be insane.