Last Week In Faith: July 4-10, 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.
Seattle Mariners vs Padres @ Petco Park
by Scott Dunsmore
Game 82 – July 4
Mariners 8, Padres 2
The Padres (47-35) were defeated by a score of 8-2 in the first game of two at Petco Park by the Seattle Mariners (40-42). Sean Manaea (3-4, 4.18) allowed four runs on eight hits and four walks with three strikeouts in three and a third innings.
Trent Grisham hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning.
Game 83 – July 5
Mariners 6, Padres 2
The Padres (47-36) were swept by the Seattle Mariners (41-42) in their two-game series at Petco Park by a score of 6-2. Mike Clevinger (2-1, 3.34) allowed four runs on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts in six innings.
Jake Cronenworth scored in the third inning when Eric Hosmer reached on an error. Nomar Mazara scored on C.J. Abrams‘ sacrifice fly in the sixth inning.
Padres score a run on an error
Padres Podcast of the Week
by Nick McCann
On Friar: An NBC 7 Padres Podcast – The Padres are Slumping Hard, So What Does That Tell Us?
On Thursday’s episode of On Friar, hosts Darnay Tripp and Derek Togerson go through the laundry list of problems with the roster that the slumping Padres have right now. There really isn’t anything else to talk about on Padres Podcasts right now. The team is struggling all over the board and it’s hard to be excited about where things are going.
Darnay and Derek do a good job of dissecting the issues with the outfield, especially with Trent Grisham. The centerfielder is still struggling at the plate and isn’t making up for it defensively. They talk about his weird decision making in chasing down fly balls and ask the tough questions about whether or not he is hurting the team by being out there.
That discussion went into who they could bring up from El Paso. Is it time for the Esteury Ruiz Mania to start? Togerson was very adamant that Ruiz couldn’t learn anything more at AAA. This seems to be a common theme throughout the Padres online community. Whether or not his arrival will change anything obviously isn’t clear yet, but Ruiz does represent something that we do a lot as fans. If the major league roster isn’t working we look to the lower levels of the organization for hope.
Regardless, as the On Friar guys get in to on this pod, this is the time for Bob Melvin to prove his worth. This isn’t Andy Green or Jayce Tingler‘s fault anymore. It will be interesting to see how the fanbase reacts to the perceived savior of the franchise if this season is another bust.
San Francisco Giants vs Padres @ Petco Park
by Scott Dunsmore
Game 84 – July 7
Padres 2, Giants 1 (10 Innings)
The Padres (48-36) defeated the San Francisco Giants (41-40) by a score of 2-1 in ten innings in the first game of four at Petco Park. Joe Musgrove (8-2, 2.09) threw seven shutout innings, allowing one hit and four walks while striking out six.
Manny Machado hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. Jorge Alfaro hit a walk-off ground-rule double to drive in Ha-Seong Kim in the tenth inning.
C.J. Abrams & Jurickson Profar collided on a play in left field in the fifth inning. Profar was eventually carted off the field and taken to the hospital for observation.
Prior to the game, the Padres inducted longtime broadcaster Ted Leitner and former team president Larry Lucchino into the Padres Hall of Fame.
Manny Machado homers to center
Jorge Alfaro’s walk-off single
Jorge Alfaro talks walk-off hit
Game 85 – July 8
Padres 6, Giants 3
The Padres (49-36) defeated the San Francisco Giants (41-41) in the second game of four at Petco Park by a score of 6-3. Blake Snell (1-5, 4.66) allowed one run on three hits and two walks while striking out eleven in six innings. Nick Martinez pitched the final three innings for his third save.
Manny Machado hit a three-run home run in the first inning. José Azocar scored on a Nomar Mazara single in the sixth inning. Mazara’s single drove in C.J. Abrams and a single by Jake Cronenworth scored Mazara in the eighth inning.
Manny Machado’s three-run homer
Matthew Batten’s sliding catch
Nomar Mazara’s second RBI single
Game 86 – July 9
Giants 3, Padres 1
The Padres (49-37) were defeated by a score of 3-1 in the third game of four at Petco Park by the San Francisco Giants (42-41). Yu Darvish (7-4, 3.38) pitched seven innings, allowing one run on three hits and two walks with six strikeouts.
Jorge Alfaro scored when José Azocar reached on a fielding error by Brandon Belt in the second inning.
Game 87 – July 10
Giants 12, Padres 0
The Padres (49-38) completely s**t the bed against the San Francisco Giants (43-41) in the finale of their four-game series at Petco Park by a score of 12-0. MacKenzie Gore (4-4, 4.08) gave up eight runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out two in three and a third innings.
The Padres managed six hits and two walks: Three hits and a walk each against Alex Wood and Yunior Marte.
Friars #NoFilter: Parties
by Padres Haiku
It looks like the Padres had a party for Manny Machado’s 30th birthday. Light-hitting veteran infielder Eric Hosmer was kind enough to document a few of the goings-on at Manny’s house. Honestly, there wasn’t any salacious stuff on his IG stories. Gore sang a country song, there was lots of cumbia and it looks like Alfaro got wasted. Too much ink was spilled worrying about this party after a loss, before a home off day. But we should talk about this beautiful piece of art in Machado’s home:
Few things about this picture:
While the leopard print may seem gauche, let’s remember that Manny is from South Florida, where gauche is a cultural touchstone.
Having a picture of yourself in your house isn’t weird unless it’s one of you as a centaur.
Anyway the next day was a much needed day off for the Padres where they had #DinnerOntheDiamond, which looks like a family event for the team that I must have lost my invitation to.
Saddened that this diamond shaped summoning circle hasn’t helped the Padres offense.
Maybe Voit has to keep his shirts unbuttoned in order to keep his Kuato from suffocating.
Kim might have arrived without a date, but I’d bet folding money he left with one.
It looks like only Trent and Joe’s dates have red carpet training. Maybe Pierce’s date as well but it’s hard to tell. Who’s in charge of the wags this season? I blame hosmer.
Tweet of the Week
by Dallas “City Connect” McLaughlin
This week’s tweet comes from @PadresWes
Most people want something funny or mean in this section, but honestly, I liked this tweet cause I agree with it. I really like Will Myers. Always have. I remember when he had that first fairly good season as a Padre and we all lost our minds. Then he faded, then he was back, and now he’s just kind of there. But, it’s pretty hard to dislike Wil the Thrill. He just likes hanging out. Sure, his stance on Mexican food is ridiculous, and we all wish he was just a teeny bit better, or maybe cared a bit more, but at the end of the day he’s just Wil. All the tools. Never put it together. Maybe he just reminds us of…us.
Plus he doesn’t use batting gloves. Gotta love an old school ballplayer. But, still East Coast Mexican food? JESUS.