Last Week In Faith: July 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 Colorado Rockies @ Coors Field
by Scott Dunsmore
Game 88 – July 11
Padres 6, Rockies 5
The Padres (50-38) defeated the Colorado Rockies (38-49) in the first of four games at Coors Field by a score of 6-5. Sean Manaea (4-4, 4.09) allowed two runs on five hits and a walk with five strikeouts over six and a third innings.
Jake Cronenworth scored on a Luke Voit sacrifice fly in the first inning. Cronenworth hit a solo home run in the third inning. Manny Machado hit a solo home run in the seventh inning. C.J. Abrams hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning.
Jake Cronenworth’s athletic grab
C.J. Abrams’ three-run home run
Game 89 – July 12
Rockies 5, Padres 3
The Padres (50-39) were defeated by a score of 5-3 in the second game of four at Coors Field by the Colorado Rockies (39-49). Mike Clevinger (2-2, 3.79) allowed four runs on five hits and a walk with four strikeouts in five and a third innings.
Ha-Seong Kim‘s second inning double drove in Nomar Mazara. Mazara singled to score Jorge Alfaro and an Esteury Ruiz single drove in Mazara in the eighth inning.
Esteury Ruiz’s first career RBI
Game 90 – July 13
Rockies 10, Padres 6
The Padres (50-40) were defeated by the Colorado Rockies (40-49) in the third of four games at Coors Field by a score of 10-6. Joe Musgrove (8-2, 2.42) allowed five runs on nine hits and no walks with four strikeouts in five-plus innings.
Jake Cronenworth hit a solo home run in the first inning. In the fifth inning, an Eric Hosmer bases-loaded walk scored Cronenworth and Manny Machado scored on a Ha-Seong Kim bases-loaded walk. Cronenworth doubled to drive in Trent Grisham, a Nomar Mazara single scored Cronenworth, and Hosmer singled to drive in Machado in the sixth inning.
Jake Cronenworth’s solo home run
Game 91 – July 14
Rockies 8, Padres 5
The Padres (50-41) were defeated in the finale of their four-game series with the Colorado Rockies (41-49) at Coors Field by a score of 8-5. Blake Snell (1-5, 5.22) allowed five runs on four hits and six walks with five strikeouts in three and two-thirds innings.
Esteury Ruiz scored on a Ha-Seong Kim sacrifice fly and a Jake Cronenworth sacrifice fly brought Trent Grisham home in the third inning. Grisham hit a solo home run, Cronenworth singled to drive in Kim, and Jorge Alfaro singled to score Cronenworth in the fifth inning.
Jorge Alfaro’s run-scoring knock
Podcast of the Week
by Nicholas McCann
Hot Lava Podcast – vs Arizona Diamondbacks
On this podcast with the Union Tribune’s Kevin Acee and Jay Posner they really tear into the team for being awful right now. Going through all the issues that have come up they look closely at the players on the roster while evaluating the coaching staff and front office.
The venom really comes out when they discuss the Fernando Tatis Jr situation. They poke fun at the fanbase taking the roller coaster ride that has been receiving the wrist recovery progress and ultimately blame Fernando for his behavior.
This entire podcast captures what we are all feeling as fans. Every aspect of the team is failing and it feels similar to messes that we’ve seen before. The Bob Melvin factor is important because we all spent a lot of time building up this idea that he would fix everything in the organization.
Well, here we are having the same problems and we can’t blame it on the inexperience of the manager. The Hot Lava guys call this out and really dig into the mistakes we are seeing in an honest way. This isn’t how we want to go into the All Star Break, but this is what the team has given us.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Padres @ Petco Park
by Scott Dunsmore
Game 92 – July 15
Padres 5, Diamondbacks 3
The Padres (51-41) defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks (39-51) by a score of 5-3 in the first of three games at Petco Park. Yu Darvish (8-4, 3.41) gave up three runs on five hits and two walks with nine strikeouts in seven innings.
Austin Nola doubled to drive in Luke Voit & Ha-Seong Kim and Nola scored on Esteury Ruiz‘s single in the second inning. Kim singled to drive in Manny Machado and Voit scored when Nola ground into a bases-loaded double play in the third inning.
Esteury Ruiz’s RBI single to left
Ha-Seong Kim lines an RBI single
Luke Voit scores on double play
Game 93 – July 16
Padres 4, Diamondbacks 3
The Padres (52-41) defeated the Arizona Diamonbacks (39-52) by a score of 4-3 in the second game of three at Petco Park. Sean Manaea (4-4, 4.11) allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts in six innings.
Matt Batten doubled to drive in Trent Grisham in the fifth inning. Luke Voit hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning.
Game 94 – July 17
Diamondbacks 3, Padres 1
The Padres (52-42) were defeated by a score of 3-1 in the finale of their three-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park. Mike Clevinger (2-3, 3.50) gave up one run on four hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in six innings.
Luke Voit hit a solo home run in the seventh inning for the Padres’ only run.