The Padres (88-72) defeated the San Francisco Giants (80-80) by a score of 7-4 in the first of three games at Petco Park. Joe Musgrove (10-7, 2.93) threw six shutout innings, allowing two hits and two walks while striking out seven.
The Padres scored all of their runs in the eighth inning. Trent Grisham scored on a Brandon Dixon double, Josh Bell drew a bases-loaded walk to score Dixon, Jake Cronenworth doubled to drive in José Azocar & Brandon Drury, and Wil Myers hit a three-run home run.
The Padres (89-72) defeated the San Francisco Giants (80-81) in the second game of their three-game series at Petco Park by a score of 6-2. Sean Manaea (8-9, 4.96) pitched six shutout innings, allowing one hit and one walk with six strikeouts.
Manny Machado singled to drive in Jurickson Profar in the third inning. José Azocar & Josh Bell scored on a Ha-Seong Kim double, Austin Nola singled to drive in Kim, and Wil Myers‘ single scored Nola in the sixth inning. Myers hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.
With the win, combined with the Philadelphia Phillies’ loss to the Houston Astros, the Padres wrapped up the fifth seed in the National League postseason and will travel to Citi Field to play the New York Mets in the Wild Card series.
The Padres (89-73) were defeated by the San Francisco Giants (81-81) in the final game of the 2022 regular season by a score of 8-1 at Petco Park. Craig Stammen (1-2, 4.43) allowed five runs on six hits and three walks with three strikeouts in three innings.
Manny Machado scored on a Jake Cronenworth double in the first inning for the Padres’ lone run.
The Padres (1-0) defeated the New York Mets (0-1) by a score of 7-1 in the first game of the National League Wild Card Series at Citi Field. Yu Darvish (1-0, 1.29) allowed one run on six hits and no walks with four strikeouts in seven innings.
Josh Bell hit a two-run home run in the first inning. Trent Grisham hit a solo home run in the second inning. Jurickson Profar hit a three-run home run and Manny Machado added a solo home run in the fifth inning.
The Padres (1-1) were defeated by the New York Mets (1-1) in the second game of the National League Wild Card Series at Citi Field by a score of 7-3. Blake Snell (0-0, 5.40) allowed two runs on four hits and six walks with five strikeouts in three and a third innings.
Trent Grisham hit a solo home run in the third inning. Grisham scored on a fifth inning single by Jurickson Profar. Manny Machado drew a bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning to drive in Grisham.
The Padres (2-1) defeated the New York Mets (1-2) by a score of 6-0 to take the National League Wild Card Series at Citi Field. Joe Musgrove (1-0, 0.00) pitched seven shutout innings, allowing one hit and one walk with five strikeouts.
Austin Nola‘s second inning single scored Josh Bell and Ha-Seong Kim. Trent Grisham singled to drive in Kim in the fourth inning. Jurickson Profar scored on a Manny Machado single in the fifth inning. Juan Soto‘s eighth inning single drove in Kim and Grisham.
The Padres now advance in the MLB Postseason to face the Los Angeles dodgers in the National League Divisional Series. Game 1 from dodger Stadium will be broadcast on FS1 starting at 6:37pm PDT on Tuesday, October 11.
An Email Exchange Between Nick and Haiku: Wild Card Series
by Nick McCann and Padres Haiku
During the Mets Series two Padres fans started writing back and forth between games. This is their story.
Padres Haiku – Friday October 7th 11:09pm – The Padres Had Just Won Game 1
Alright with game one in the books, how are we feeling?
It’s one game and all but, holy shit that’s why you go get Darvish. I love how the Mets game-planned for our 1-5 hitters and then the bottom of the order shredded Scherzer. The Grisham homer was Camarana-esque.
You know BoMel has all, “The media-Mets bootlicking on a cork board in the clubhouse.” The whole “save DeGrom for the NLDS” is A) such disrespect to the Padres and B) He’s been-not great over the past few starts so if you’re Bassit how do you feel about getting passed over by a guy that’s been struggling?
Where do we start with Emma Stone?
Nick McCann – Saturday October 8th 8:39am
I’ve missed your letters.
The game was a breath of fresh air. I was nervous leading up to it. I started nervous drinking at 5 at my local bar. But getting out to big lead and having control really gave me some needed relief.
Now we can go into tomorrow knowing that we can beat this guys in their house.
Trent and Bell hitting 2 of the big home runs really helped. Nobody wants to be frustrated with those guys and having them contribute early along with the ultra meaningful Manny HR just combined for a magical night that San Diego Sports fans have deserved for a long time.
Very Pro Emma Stone!
Padres Haiku – October 8th 11:38am
Started listening on the drive home from work and told my children there would be no Bluey tonight so “we” could watch the ball game. Also pointed out that Cruella was a Padre fan and they got real excited.
Bell’s home run was all we needed but Profar’s seemed to put the Mets to bed. Killing any momentum was as important as actually scoring the runs. Mets fans are shell shocked, it’s great.
Nick McCann – October 9th 9:51am – The Padres Lost to the Mets In Game 2
I woke up this morning and started listening to Jewel. She’s a semi-local artist and I’m still deeply attracted to her.
But more importantly, after the Padres lost last night in needed somebody to ask me, “Who Will Save Your Soul?”
The Pads fought for most the game last night and deGrom was the expected monster that he always is, but it was really a bummer.
Were you pissed at Melvin for bringing in Morejon and leaving him in as long as he did? That seems like it could stick to him with the fanbase if they lose tonight.
Padres Haiku – October 9th 10:34am
Jewel was described to me as a pretty girl that plays guitar and lives in her van in OB. That was too many red flags for me so I never really got into her.
At some point you have to trust BoMel to manage the bullpen. Maybe there’s something we don’t know like a guy says his arm hurts. I think a reason we’re talking about it so much is that Buck sent in his closer to face the 8-9-1 hitters and all BoMel could do was watch Morejon implode. Buck did the weird thing and it worked out. BoMel did the normal thing and it didn’t.
We need May Musgrove tonight. We also need Crone, Kim, and Drury (if he’s playing) to hit.
Nick McCann – October 9th 7:57pm
Welp, Buck Showalter is a no fun dick.
The Padres advanced and I’m over the moon. We deserve this and the guys are on fire.
We just need to keep this going in LA. If we slay that dragon who knows where this will go.
I love this team!!!!
Tweet of the Week!
By Dallas “Grish’s Bitch” McLaughlin
Okay, I don’t have a ton to say here, because what Buck did was ridiculous. Although, after the season we’ve had what he claimed could be plausible. I mean, it fits the GOD DAMMIT narrative we’ve been cultivating. However, the fact that 90% of Baseball came out in support was awesome. So many tweets about the whole thing, but this one from @ChilMyers made me laugh very hard and is my Tweet of the Week: