Last Week In Faith: September 19-25, 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.
St. Louis Cardinals vs Padres @ Petco Park
by Scott Dunsmore
Game 148 – September 20
Padres 5, Cardinals 0
The Padres (82-66) defeated the St. Louis Cardinals (87-62) by a score of 5-0 in the first of three games at Petco Park. Mike Clevinger (6-7, 4.23) pitched five and two-thirds shutout innings, allowing three hits and two walks with three strikeouts.
Jake Cronenworth‘s first inning single drove in Juan Soto & Manny Machado. Ha-Seong Kim hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. Machado singled in the fifth inning to score José Azocar. Soto singled in the seventh inning to drive in Jurickson Profar.
Jake Cronenworth’s two-run single
Ha-Seong Kim’s solo homer (10)
Game 149 – September 21
Padres 1, Cardinals 0
The Padres (83-66) defeated the St. Louis Cardinals (87-63) in the second game of three at Petco Park by a score of 1-0. Blake Snell (8-9, 3.62) pitched seven shutout innings while allowing just two hits and two walks with thirteen strikeouts.
Austin Nola singled to drive in Ha-Seong Kim in the second inning for the game’s lone run.
Game 150 – September 22
Cardinals 5, Padres 4
The Padres (83-67) were defeated by a score of 5-4 in the finale of their three-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals (88-63) at Petco Park. Joe Musgrove (10-7, 3.12) allowed one run on five hits and two walks while striking out four over five innings.
Jurickson Profar hit a leadoff solo home run in the first inning. Josh Bell scored on a Luis Campusano single & a fielding error by Andrew Knizner in the second inning. Profar doubled to drive in Campusano in the fifth inning. Manny Machado hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.
Profar’s leadoff home run (15)
Podcast of the Week
by Nicholas McCann
Friar Talk: A Padres Podcast – Evaluating the Deadline Additions
On this episode the Friar Talk guys did a quick look at the players added at the deadline. This has been a huge topic of conversation, leaving fans wondering if Preller made the right moves.
This is a pretty measured look at the moves. The guys basically take the stance that it is too early to make a decision on the moves because all of the players in question could still have monster post seasons should the Padres make it that far.
Drury, Soto, Bell, and Hader will have to be successful in 2022 for AJ Preller to stay in good graces with the fanbase. If this season doesn’t amount to much he will be left with a depleted farm system and very little success with the major league club. After 8 years, what are we supposed to think?
The Friar Talk guys believe Preller will have no problem rebuilding the farm whether these trades work out or not. The question all Padres fans need to ask is, should he be allowed to do that again?
Check out Friar Talk. They release a lot of short and precise eps that get right to the center of what the fanbase is thinking about.
Padres vs Colorado Rockies @ Coors Field
by Scott Dunsmore
Game 151 – September 23
Rockies 4, Padres 3 (10 Innings)
The Padres (83-68) dropped the first of three games at Coors Field to the Colorado Rockies (65-86) by a score of 4-3 in ten innings. Sean Manaea (7-9, 5.23) allowed three runs on six hits and three walks with two strikeouts in three and two-thirds innings.
José Azocar scored on a Juan Soto ground out and Manny Machado singled to drive in Jurickson Profar in the third inning. Soto hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.
Game 152 – September 24
Padres 9, Rockies 3
The Padres (84-68) defeated the Colorado Rockies (65-87) by a score of 9-3 in the second game of three at Coors Field. Yu Darvish (16-7, 3.05) allowed two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out eight in six innings.
Austin Nola scored on a Manny Machado double and a Jake Cronenworth single drove in Machado in the third inning. Jurickson Profar scored on a Machado ground out in the fifth inning. Cronenworth singled to drive in Profar & Juan Soto, Machado scored on a bases-loaded walk to Josh Bell, Cronenworth & Brandon Drury scored on a single by Ha-Seong Kim, and Bell scored on Trent Grisham‘s ground ball out in the seventh inning.
Jake Cronenworth’s two-run single
Game 153 – September 25
Padres 13, Rockies 6
The Padres (85-68) defeated the Colorado Rockies (65-88) by a score of 13-6 in the finale of their three-game series at Coors Field. Mike Clevinger (6-7, 4.49) allowed five runs on eight hits and a walk with two strikeouts in four innings.
Ha-Seong Kim scored on a throwing error by Elias Diaz, Manny Machado scored on Jake Cronenworth‘s sacrifice fly, and Wil Myers hit a ground-rule double to drive in Brandon Drury in the first inning. Juan Soto & Drury scored on a Cronenworth triple and Myers hit a two-run home run in the third inning. Machado hit a three-run home run, Drury hit a solo home run, and Jurickson Profar scored after a replay challenge on an Austin Nola double in the eighth inning. Trent Grisham scored on a Drury ground out in the ninth inning.
Jake Cronenworth’s two-run triple
Manny Machado’s three-run HR (31)