Last Week In Faith: June 13-19, 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 Chicago Cubs @ Wrigley Field
It Was the Best of Times
by Scott Dunsmore
Game 62 – June 13
Padres 4, Cubs 1
The Padres (38-24) took the first game of four from the Chicago Cubs (23-37) at Wrigley Field by a score of 4-1. Yu Darvish (6-3, 3.35) allowed one run on five hits and no walks with seven strikeouts in eight innings.
Jake Cronenworth‘s third inning single scored Jurickson Profar. Manny Machado singled to drive in Profar and a double by Eric Hosmer scored Cronenworth & Machado in the eighth inning.
First pitch was delayed by inclement weather for an hour and twenty minutes.
Yu Darvish hurls gem vs. the Cubs
Game 63 – June 14
Padres 12, Cubs 5
The Padres (39-24) came from five runs behind to defeat the Chicago Cubs (23-38) by a score of 12-5 in the second of four games at Wrigley Field. Sean Manaea (3-3, 3.95) gave up five runs on eight hits and a walk with five strikeouts in four-plus innings.
In the sixth inning, Luke Voit hit a two-run home run, Nomar Mazara singled & reached second as Eric Hosmer scored, and Ha-Seong Kim singled to drive in Mazara. Voit doubled with the bases-loaded to score Trent Grisham, Jake Cronenworth, & Manny Machado, Mazara hit a bases-loaded single to drive in Voit & Hosmer, and a Kim sacrifice fly brought Jorge Alfaro home in the seventh inning. Alfaro hit a solo home run in the eighth inning. Kim scored on a Grisham single in the ninth inning.
Game 64 – June 15
Padres 19, Cubs 5
The Padres (40-24) defeated the Chicago Cubs (23-39) in the third game of four at Wrigley Field by a score of 19-5. Ryan Weathers (0-0, 9.82) allowed four runs on six hits and four walks with three strikeouts in three and two-thirds innings after being recalled from AAA El Paso to make the start.
Jake Cronenworth scored on a Manny Machado single (Machado’s 1500th career hit) and Jorge Alfaro ground into a force out allowing Machado to score in the first inning. Jurickson Profar‘s single drove in Ha-Seong Kim and Profar scored on a Cronenworth double in the fourth inning. Nomar Mazara drove in Eric Hosmer & Alfaro, Kim tripled to score Mazara, Trent Grisham‘s sacrifice fly brought Kim home, and Machado hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning. In the seventh inning, a Machado single scored Profar, Luke Voit double to score Cronenworth, a Hosmer ground out drove in Machado, and Alfaro hit a two-run home run. Voit hit a solo home run, Sergio Alcántara singled to drive in Alfaro, and Mazara scored on a Grisham single in the ninth inning.
Machado crushes a two-run homer
Jorge Alfaro homers in the 7th
Luke Voit launches 452-foot shot
Game 65 – June 16
Padres 6, Cubs 4
The Padres (41-24) defeated the Chicago Cubs (23-40) by a score of 6-4, completing a four-game sweep at Wrigley Field. Joe Musgrove (8-0, 1.59) allowed two runs on five hits and a walk with nine strikeouts over seven innings.
Nomar Mazara hit a two-run home run and Jake Cronenworth doubled to drive in Trent Grisham in the second inning. Jurickson Profar scored on Manny Machado‘s single in the fourth inning. Eric Hosmer scored on an Austin Nola fifth inning sacrifice fly. Profar hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.
Joe Musgrove’s nine strikeouts
Podcast of the Week
by Nicholas McCann
The Padfathers – A Slam Diego Podcast: Padres STAR-ting Pitching
This was my first time checking out The Padfathers. The latest episode hosted by Los and Walls was a pretty standard check-in recording where they got the audience caught up with news and notes of what has been a pretty great stretch for Padres fans.
They had some good stats on what the problem areas are for the offense and what has been most exciting about he stellar pitching. But where the pod really gained steam for me was when their friend Nick (great name) jumped on while he was driving to LAX for a friend.
After rightfully complaining about gas prices and shitting on dodgers stadium, they had a great discussion about the Joe Musgrove/Jake Peavy connection. The three hosts are close in Joe’s age and understood the shared reverence for Peavy that Musgrove always makes a point to credit as an influence.
The Musgrove contract has and will continue to be a fascinating topic on Padres podcasts until it is resolved. Hearing people that are younger than me understand that connection with Peavy was pretty interesting. I loved Peavy in my mid 20s, but it doesn’t hold the same thing as it would have if I was Joe’s age.
If he continues to have this great season and wins the Cy Young the marketing opportunities will be off the charts for the team because being able to draw a line between these two great bright spots in our history will be extremely useful.
Check these guys out. The Padfathers post every couple weeks and they hit all the important topics. I’ll be checking in with them later in the season.
Padres vs Colorado Rockies @ Coors Field
It Was the Worst of Times
by Scott Dunsmore
Game 66 – June 17
Rockies 10, Padres 4
The Padres (41-25) were defeated by the Colorado Rockies (28-37) in the first game of three at Coors Field by a score of 10-4. MacKenzie Gore (4-3, 3.64) allowed eight runs on nine hits and three walks with one strikeout in four-plus innings. Mike Clevinger was activated from the COVID injured list and pitched two innings on relief, allowing two runs on five hits and no walks with two strikeouts.
The Padres scored all four of their runs in the fifth inning. Trent Grisham hit a solo home run, José Azocar scored on a Jurickson Profar sacrifice fly, Manny Machado‘s double drove in Jake Cronenworth, and Luke Voit doubled to score Machado.
Jurickson Profar’s sacrifice fly
Game 67 – June 18
Rockies 5, Padres 4
The Padres (41-26) were defeated by the Colorado Rockies (29-37) in the second game of three at Coors Field by a score of 5-4. Nick Martinez (2-3, 4.03) allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks with one strikeout in five innings.
Jake Cronenworth scored on a Luke Voit single in the third inning. Manny Machado hit a two-run home run and Voit scored on a Nomar Mazara ground out in the fifth inning.
Jorge Alfaro gets McMahon at home
Game 68 – June 19
Rockies 8, Padres 3
The Padres (41-27) were defeated by a score of 8-3, dropping all three of their games in Coors Field to the Colorado Rockies (30-37). Blake Snell (0-4, 5.46) allowed five runs (four earned) on five hits and four walks with five strikeouts in four and two-thirds innings.
Manny Machado was injured in the first inning after running out a groundout and slipping on the first base bag. The injury was diagnosed as an ankle sprain.
Luke Voit hit a solo home run to leadoff the second inning. Austin Nola hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning.