The San Diego Padres ultimately fell short in the NLCS against the Philadelphia Phillies, losing in five games.
But as a whole, the 2022 season was a success in San Diego.
The Padres won 89 games and earned the second National League Wild Card.
They ousted the New York Mets in the first round, with Joe Musgrove pitching a gem to send them to the NLDS.
There, they met with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who had dominated them during the regular season.
All they did was knock them out in four games to advance to the NLCS.
Padres’ management gave a press conference this morning in San Diego to unpack the 2022 season.
In that presser, manager Bob Melvin made sure to thank the City of San Diego and Padres fans for their support.
"I just want to thank the City of San Diego and our fans. They were immense in our success," said Padres Manager Bob Melvin at the Padres 2022 end-of-season press conference. #CaptureTheMoment pic.twitter.com/2LC7ZwRj1W
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Melvin Thanks San Diego
This was Melvin’s first year as manager of the Padres.
Clearly, enjoyed managing the team and helping guide them back to the postseason.
From the “Rally Goose” to beating two of the best teams in the National League, it’s been a year worth remembering in San Diego.
The Padres reached their first NLCS since 1998 and went up against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Fans came out in full force for each Padres postseason game.
There was also that group of fans who created their own Phillies diss track to hype up the Padres, finishing each stanza with the line “That’s what’s in.”
Padres fans made their presence felt in 2022.
The future appears bright in San Diego, and the Padres will continue to draw support from their fans if they can remain in contention.