Last Week In Faith: May 16-22, 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 Philadelphia Phillies @ Citizens Bank Park
by Scott Dunsmore
Game 36 – May 17
Padres 3, Phillies 0
The Padres (23-13) defeated the Philadelphia Phillies (17-19) by a score of 3-0 in the first of three games at Citizens Bank Park. Mike Clevinger (1-0, 3.21) threw five shutout innings, allowing one hit and no walks with five strikeouts. MacKenzie Gore pitched three shutout innings with three hits and no walks while striking out four. Taylor Rogers picked up his fourteenth save with a scoreless ninth inning.
Austin Nola ground into a force out to score Wil Myers in the fifth inning. In the seventh inning, a Robinson Canó single drove in Myers and Canó scored on a Trent Grisham double.
Game 37 – May 18
Phillies 3, Padres 0
The Padres (23-14) were defeated by a score of 3-0 by the Philadelphia Phillies (18-19) in the second game of three at Citizens Bank Park. Blake Snell (0-1, 7.36) made his 2022 debut, allowing three runs on three hits and three walks with five strikeouts in three and two-thirds innings.
Zack Wheeler (2-3) allowed four hits and no walks while striking out nine over seven shutout innings.
Blake Snell makes return from IL
Martinez dominates out of the pen
Game 38 – May 19
Padres 2, Phillies 0
The Padres (24-14) defeated the Philadelphia Phillies (18-20) in the finale of their three-game series at Citizens Bank Park by a score of 2-0. Yu Darvish (4-1, 3.91) threw seven shutout innings, giving up six hits and no walks while striking out five.
In the fourth inning, Jurickson Profar scored on Robinson Canó‘s single and a sacrifice fly by Ha-Seong Kim brought Wil Myers home.
Robinson Canó scorches RBI single
Ha-Seong Kim pops sacrifice fly
Yu Darvish twirls seven scoreless
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.
Hot Lava Padcast: At San Francisco
The San Diego Union-Tribune’s Padres podcast hosted by reporter Kevin Acee and sports editor Jay Posner definitely has the best delivery method. Between each series they record 20 to 30 minutes on the latest Padres news.
Before covering the Pads Kevin’s media profile was elevated significantly by covering San Diego Chargers and Jay views LA Chargers news as still important to San Diego. This bothers a lot of people when looking at the current Padres coverage the UT is putting out. Obviously the NFL is a completely different animal, but Acee has said numerous times on our podcast that this is the job he has always wanted and it’s hard to poke holes in that when you hear his enthusiasm for the work he is doing.
Kevin has a skill for getting up into organizations and Jay knows how to get that crucial information out of him in this audio format. On a lot of eps Kevin is on the road with the team and gives tidbits of what he’s hearing from conversations that are happening around the team.
On this episode that was dropped on Friday that previewed this awesome Giants series that the Pads swept (Spoiler alert! -SD), Kevin and Jay talked about the plan the Pads have going forward with their many options for starting pitching. Acee made it clear what the buzz around the organization was and how it could be applied. I like hearing the stuff that happens in the room that isn’t exactly newsworthy, but colors in the gaps of access I don’t have.
This show is worth checking out. It’s short episodes that get straight to the point with little fat on them. If you miss a series you can get caught up really fast and get some good info leading into what is coming next.
Padres vs San Francisco Giants @ Oracle Park
by Scott Dunsmore
Game 39 – May 20
Padres 8, Giants 7 (10 Innings)
The Padres (25-14) defeated the San Francisco Giants (22-16) in the first game of three by a score of 8-7 in ten innings at Oracle Park. Sean Manaea (2-3, 4.04) allowed four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out five in six innings.
Jorge Alfaro‘s double drove in Trent Grisham, Jake Cronenworth hit a two-run home run, and a Jakob Junis wild pitch brought Manny Machado in to score in the third inning. Wil Myers‘ eighth inning double scored Cronenworth and Jurickson Profar. Cronenworth scored on a Machado double and Profar’s single drove in Machado in the tenth inning.
Bob Melvin on big win vs. Giants
Game 40 – May 21
Padres 2, Giants 1
The Padres (26-14) defeated the San Francisco Giants (22-17) by a score of 2-1 in the second game of three at Oracle Park. Joe Musgrove (5-0, 1.90) pitched seven shutout innings on four hits and three walks while striking out four.
Manny Machado hit a solo home run in the third inning. Luke Voit scored on Trent Grisham‘s safety squeeze bunt in the sixth inning.
Manny Machado slugs 425-foot shot
Padres execute perfect squeeze
Bob Melvin on 2-1 win over Giants
Game 41 – May 22
Padres 10, Giants 1
The Padres (27-14) defeated the San Francisco Giants (22-18) by a score of 10-1, sweeping the three-game series at Oracle Park. MacKenzie Gore (3-1, 2.06) allowed one run on three hits and two walks with six strikeouts in six innings.
Manny Machado scored on Wil Myers‘ first inning single. Jake Cronenworth‘s sacrifice fly scored Ha-Seong Kim in the second inning. In the fourth inning, Cronenworth singled to drive in Austin Nola, Machado doubled to score José Azocar & Cronenworth, and Myers hit a ground-rule double to drive in Machado. Machado scored in the fifth inning on a Jurickson Profar double. Kim doubled to drive in Myers and Azocar’s ground out scored Luke Voit in the sixth inning.
Friars #NoFilter: Blake Snell
by Padres Haiku
Blake Snell pitched his first game of the 2022 regular season. The dude is mostly known for live streaming video games but did you know he also won the 2018 Cy Young award? Let’s take a quick look at his IG account to delve deeper into the mind of San Diego’s second favorite Twitch streamer.
Blake looks like the guy that’s always holding at the Chi Phi parties. Meanwhile Taylor is brandishing a Denver Broncos koozie. I’m assuming the Koozie is some sort of “new guy” hazing ritual. “Hey make the new guy carry something super embarrassing.”
Honestly, this fit is fire. Maybe the Matisse inspired coral print will help him find Nemo. Also, that’s a dope looking dog. The caption comes from a LaRussell freestyle.
Here’s Blake with his ridiculously beautiful lady-friend. Might have been the best dressed couple at Hoz’s wedding. I’m all for plaid suits with a solid color tie. My one note would be that at a wedding, bowties are for the wedding party, and match your pocket square with your tie. That’s two notes.
Caption says “What’s understood don’t need explaining 💧.” My dude, that’s a $1,500 Supreme x The North Face maps jacket. Explain to me how you’re gonna lend me that thang next homestand.
Let’s hope Blake bounces back from that first start and pitches like we know he can. Perhaps this will give him the Bump he needs to dominate. Follow him on IG @snellzilla4