Last Week In Faith: May 23-29, 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.
Milwaukee Brewers vs Padres @ Petco Park
by Scott Dunsmore
Game 42 – May 23
Padres 3, Brewers 2 (10 Innings)
The Padres (28-14) defeated the Milwaukee Brewers (26-16) by a score of 3-2 in ten innings in the first game of three at Petco Park. Nick Martinez (2-2, 3.86) pitched five innings, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five.
Luke Voit scored on a Jorge Alfaro ground out in the fifth inning. Trent Grisham‘s bunt single in the seventh inning drove in Wil Myers. José Azocar hit a bases-loaded walk-off single in the tenth to drive in Manny Machado.
Jake Cronenworth’s clutch stop
Grisham’s game-tying RBI single
Game 43 – May 24
Brewers 4, Padres 1
The Padres (28-15) were defeated by the Milwaukee Brewers (27-16) in the second game of three at Petco Park by a score of 4-1. Blake Snell (0-2, 6.00) gave up three runs on three hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in five and a third innings.
Jake Cronenworth scored the Padres’ lone run when Jurickson Profar ground into a double play in the first inning.
Game 44 – May 25
Brewers 2, Padres 1
The Padres (28-16) were defeated by a score of 2-1 by the Milwaukee Brewers (28-16) in the finale of their three-game series at Petco Park. Yu Darvish (4-2, 3.76) allowed two runs on three hits and two walk with seven strikeouts over six and two-thirds innings.
Austin Nola scored the Padres’ only run in the fifth inning on a Jurickson Profar ground out.
Jurickson Profar’s RBI forceout
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.
The Dave & Jeff Show: How Much is Joe Musgrove Worth?
A big part of being a Padres fan living in San Diego is confronting transplants who root for other teams. Dave & Jeff provide a voice for this group in a way that is useful. Dave Palet is a Dodgers fan Jeff Dotseth is an expert and pulling this out of his partner.
On their latest episode, in the 100th minute, they started a conversation about the Padres Hall of Fame inductees Ted Leitner and Larry Lucchino. Dave & Jeff’s radio show really peaked during the time when the fruits of Lucchino’s work in San Diego really paid off and the duo is very upfront about the way Larry treated them, specifically allowing access to players and other various Padres employees during their run.
After that set up, they used it to talk about the Joe Musgrove situation that probably isn’t a situation, but felt like one for about two days last week. Musgrove has been the best pitcher for the Padres in 2022 and will be up for a new contract after the season. This feels like priority number one for the Friar Faithful even though it probably shouldn’t be. Musgrove’s meaning to the fanbase being a local kid elevates him in a way that makes the stakes of this contract issue drastically inflated.
Dave and Jeff pinpoint this reality, while suggesting that none of this would have gotten out of hand if Lucchino was still in charge. I don’t really see how this is out of hand yet, and I do think Peter Seidler has earned the benefit of the doubt considering the way he has opened up the check book recently. But Dave and Jeff do a good job of mapping out what could be waiting for Joe if he hits the market and it was good go through that especially when this became a dominate topic late last week.
Check out the Dave and Jeff Show and fuel yourself with what the haters think. It’s a lot of fun.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Padres @ Petco Park
by Scott Dunsmore
Game 45 – May 27
Padres 4, Pirates 3
The Padres (29-16) defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates (18-26) in the first game of three at Petco Park by a score of 4-3. Sean Manaea (2-3, 4.02) allowed three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out five in seven innings.
Luke Voit hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning. Wil Myers‘ eighth inning single drove in Manny Machado.
Wil Myers’ smooth sliding catch
Wil Myers’ go-ahead RBI single
Game 46 – May 28
Pirates 4, Padres 2
The Padres (29-17) were defeated by the Pittsburgh Pirates (19-26) by a score of 4-2 in the second game of three at Petco Park. Joe Musgrove (5-0, 1.86) allowed one run on six hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in six innings. Taylor Rogers blew his second save of the season and took his first loss after giving up a three-run home run to Ke’Bryan Hayes in the ninth inning.
Jake Cronenworth scored on an Austin Nola sacrifice fly in the second inning. Trent Grisham‘s seventh inning single drove in Luke Voit.
Musgrove goes six strong frames
Austin Nola pops sacrifice fly
Game 47 – May 29
Padres 4, Pirates 2 (10 Innings)
The Padres (30-17) defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates (19-27) in the finale of their three-game series at Petco Park by a score of 4-2 in ten innings. MacKenzie Gore (3-1, 1.71) pitched seven shutout innings, allowing two hits and three walks while striking out nine.
Jurickson Profar hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning. Trent Grisham hit a two-run walk-off home run in the tenth inning.
Jurickson Profar’s two-run homer
Trent Grisham’s walk-off homer
Tweet of the Week
By Dallas “I Have Grisham Doubts” McLaughlin
This week’s tweet came in just under the wire from the one and only @woedoctor: