The Padres (30-18) were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of three at Busch Stadium by a score of 6-3. Nick Martinez (2-3, 3.94) allowed three runs on seven hits and four walks with two strikeouts in six innings.
Jurickson Profar singled in the third inning to drive in José Azocar. Jake Cronenworth scored on an Austin Nola single in the sixth inning. Manny Machado‘s ninth inning single scored Azocar.
The Padres were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals by a score of 3-2 in ten innings in the second game of three at Busch Stadium. Blake Snell (0-2, 4.80) pitched six innings, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out six.
Trent Grisham hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning.
The Padres (30-20) were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals (29-21) by a score of 5-2, getting swept in their three-game series at Busch Stadium. Yu Darvish (4-3, 4.03) allowed five runs on seven hits and two walks with four strikeouts in seven and two-thirds innings.
Jurickson Profar scored on a Manny Machado single in the first inning. Luke Voit hit a solo home run in the ninth inning.
Something is always threatening baseball. To be fan you have to love the game on the field while being worried about bigger picture problems on the horizon. For the majority of my life following the game, I’ve never really had a confidence in the people in charge. And sadly, Rob Manfred seems to be an example of a toxic progression in leadership that is flying this plane into a mountain.
This week the Friar Talk guys examine an issue facing the entire game and the inept handling of it by our guy in charge. This is something that I needed while our team has shown that it is clearly not an offensive juggernaut. For a quick 16 minute hit they map out the leak of info regarding the consistency of the balls from last year, show great examples of wonky results with exit velo, and call out MLB for using juicier balls for big offense on national televised games.
I usually stay away from getting wrapped up in what the baseballs are doing, but this was a good discussion about it and I’m always here for shitting on Manfred. He is going to destroy the game for an entire generation if he isn’t stopped and these Friar Talk dudes clearly understand care about that deeply.
This show has been a great find for me. I’m really digging the format of shorter shows isolated on one topic mixed in with post game recaps.
Padres vs Milwaukee Brewers @ American Family Field
The Padres (30-21) were defeated by the Milwaukee Brewers (33-20) by a score of 5-4 in the first game of four at American Family Field. Sean Manaea (2-3, 3.77) pitched six innings, allowing one run on five hits and two walks with eight strikeouts.
Eric Hosmer‘s fifth inning double drove in Manny Machado. Jorge Alfaro hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning. Luke Voit scored on a Sergio Alcántara sacrifice fly in the eighth inning.
In the bottom of the ninth inning, Taylor Rogers loaded the bases on a single & two hit-by-pitches, then gave up a triple to former Friar Jace Peterson to tie the game. Nabil Crismatt then gave up a game-winning single to Andrew McCutchen. All of that happened without a single out being recorded.
The Padres (31-21) defeated the Milwaukee Brewers (33-21) by a score of 7-0 in the second of four games at American Family Field. Joe Musgrove (6-0, 1.64) pitched eight shutout innings, not allowing a hit for seven and two-thirds innings, ending his night with one hit, three walks, and six strikeouts.
Luke Voit hit a ground-rule double in the first inning, driving in Manny Machado. Trent Grisham scored on a Jurickson Profar single in the second inning. Machado hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning. Grisham scored again on another Profar single in the fifth inning. Ha-Seong Kim singled to drive in José Azocar in the ninth inning.
The Padres (32-21) defeated the Milwaukee Brewers (33-22) in the third of four games at American Family Field by a score of 4-0. MacKenzie Gore (4-1, 1.50) threw six shutout innings, allowing three hits and three walks while striking out ten.
Jake Cronenworth‘s third inning double drove in Sergio Alcántara. José Azocar scored on a Jurickson Profar groundout and Cronenworth hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning.
The Padres (33-21) defeated the Milwaukee Brewers (33-23) by a score of 6-4 in ten innings, winning three game in their four-game series at American Family Field. Mike Clevinger (1-0, 3.18) and Nick Martinez (2-3, 3.99) piggy-backed the start to combine for seven innings. Clevinger pitched three innings, allowing one run on a hit and a walk with five strikeouts. Martinez pitched four innings, allowing two runs on four hits and no walk while striking out four.
In the fifth inning, Jurickson Profar singled to drive in Trent Grisham, Jake Cronenworth‘s single scored José Azocar, and a Luke Voit groundout drove in Profar. Cronenworth hit a three-run home run in the tenth inning.
by Dallas “Grish is still hitting under .200” McLaughlin
This week’s tweet comes to us via @ErrockOrtega and it made me laugh harder than the person who the tweet was about was in the tweet that the tweet was about. Layers.
Listen. I don’t know who JSalty_Deez is or whatever the fuck his twitter handle was. All I know is that I was told he was the ringleader of PadresTwitter 2.0, and that early one morning he tweeted out a dick pic. Errock here did a brilliant job of tying two of the more hilarious Padres Twitter stories together in this criminally underrated tweet.
Now, about this Salty Deez: I gave up on Padres Twitter long ago. I learned back in 2018 that it wasn’t for me. I didn’t get it. It was oddly vile and cruel and people seemed more interested in being trolls than being friends. I don’t know. I got too invested in it. I got angry with it all. Then I stepped back and my life became so much better. I’m now like a slightly more engaged Brady Phelps.
So, like I said, I don’t know who all these bandwagon fans are that just showed up on Padres Twitter in the last two seasons now that the team is interesting. They might be lifelong Padres fans, but to me they’re new and never had to put up with fucking Ed Sprague at first base. So, I could give a shit what they say or do. But, boy do they all say a lot. Like, a lot. Most of it useless junior high impressions of MiserableSDFan and DrunkFlan. So, what’s an emerging internet star to do to find his way? SHOW A DICK!
That’s right. I think it was on purpose. I think it was testing the waters. Seeing what he could get away with. Who knows? Maybe it would work and he could start tweeting out his CashApp and Venmo so he can get free drinks at games?
All I know is that #PadresTwitter 3.0 better just be nudes. I could finally show you all my Ed Sprague tattoo.
Friars #NoFilter: Joe Musgrove
by Padres Haiku
Local boy Joe Musgrove has been great for the Padres. Not only did he throw the first no-hitter in club history, but he’s also been the most reliable starter for the Padres since he found himself in brown and gold. Let’s check his instagram feed for the latest on Java Joe.
The last time I went to the racetrack I saw a guy wearing a tee shirt that was two times too small and a pair of cargo shorts that had a hole in the crotch so big you could drive a Mack truck through it. This is much, much better. I hope he won a perfecta. Speaking of perfectas, peep that dude in the red and white hat in the back! Matched his hat to his tie! That dude has been to the track before.
This is Thelonious. He’s the best boy.15/10 would pet. Props on the dog name too.
Joe might claim Griffendor but I see him as more of a Ravenclaw. #nerdchat Very curious about that Bok Choy hat. If anyone has a link drop it in the comments.
Old friend alert. Maybe team chemistry wasn’t as bad last season after all? Good to see Joe toss on a Dog Town OG tee shirt to fish, don’t want to get guts on the Gucci.
When he’s not pitching, Joe plays rhythm guitar and sings for Tribal Seeds. The dude is a triple threat.
Joe’s in the back dressed as Raphael. Raphael is the most interesting Ninja Turtle so I approve.
Hopefully the Padres give Musgrove a contract and sticks around for a long time. If Joe is reading this, I’m offering $10 of my own cash to sign. That’s $10 extra. Think about it. It’s free money.