Last Week In Faith: May 16-22, 2022

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

San Diego Padres’ Eric Hosmer breaks his bat on line out during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

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.

Mike Clevinger fans five

Austin Nola’s RBI forceout

Robinson Canó’s RBI single

Trent Grisham’s RBI double

Game 37 – May 18

Phillies 3, Padres 0

San Diego Padres pitcher Blake Snell adjusts his hat during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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

San Diego Padres’ Jurickson Profar, left, scores on a hit by Robinson Cano as Philadelphia Phillies catcher Garrett Stubbs, right, looks on during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 19, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

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)

San Diego Padres’ Wil Myers hits a two-run double against the San Francisco Giants during the eighth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Friday, May 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

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.

Grisham’s diving catch

Bob Melvin on big win vs. Giants

Game 40 – May 21

Padres 2, Giants 1

San Diego Padres’ Manny Machado celebrates after hitting a home run against the San Francisco Giants during the third inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, May 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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

San Diego Padres’ MacKenzie Gore pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, May 22, 2022. (AP Photo/John Hefti)

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.

Padres’ five-run 4th inning

MacKenzie Gore K’s six

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

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Scott Dunsmore has been a Padres fan since the 3rd grade. The Ghost of Ray Kroc possessed his body in 2011 and was finally exorcised by Elon Musk in 2022.

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