The 2022 San Diego Padres season was the 54th season of the San Diego Padres franchise. The Padres play their home games at Petco Park as members of Major League Baseball's National League West Division.
|2022 San Diego Padres|
|National League Wild Card|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||A. J. Preller|
|Local television||Bally Sports San Diego|
(Don Orsillo, Mark Grant, Mike Pomeranz, Mark Sweeney, Jesse Agler)
|Local radio||KWFN 97.3 FM|
(Jesse Agler, Tony Gwynn Jr., Mark Grant)
XEMO 860 AM (Spanish)
(Eduardo Ortega, Carlos Hernandez, Pedro Gutierrez)
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On December 2, 2021, Commissioner of Baseball Rob Manfred announced a lockout of players, following expiration of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the league and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA). On March 10, 2022, the MLB and MLBPA agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement, thus ending the lockout. Opening Day was played on April 7. Although MLB previously announced that several series would be cancelled due to the lockout, the agreement provides for a 162-game season, with originally canceled games to be made up via doubleheaders.
On October 2, San Diego clinched their first wild card berth since the pandemic shortened 2020 season and their first in a full season since the 2006 season. They defeated the New York Mets in the Wild Card Series and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Division Series. The Padres' 3–1 upset over the Dodgers, whose 111 wins in the regular season were the fourth most in MLB history and 22 more than San Diego's 89. The only time in league playoff history that a team defeated an opponent who was more than 22 wins better was in the 1906 World Series, when the 93-win Chicago White Sox defeated the 116-win Chicago Cubs. San Diego advanced to face Philadelphia Phillies in the National League Championship Series, the Padres' first championship series since 1998. However, they were defeated by the Phillies, losing in five games.
The expiration of the league's collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the Major League Baseball Players Association occurred on December 1, 2021 with no new agreement in place. As a result, the team owners voted unanimously to lockout the players stopping all free agency and trades.
The parties came to an agreement on a new CBA on March 10, 2022.
Pursuant to the new CBA, several new rules were instituted for the 2022 season. The National League adopted the designated hitter full-time, a draft lottery was implemented, the postseason will expand from ten teams to twelve, and advertising patches appeared on player uniforms and helmets for the first time.
National League WestEdit
|Los Angeles Dodgers||111||51||0.685||—||57–24||54–27|
|San Diego Padres||89||73||0.549||22||44–37||45–36|
|San Francisco Giants||81||81||0.500||30||44–37||37–44|
National League Wild CardEdit
|Los Angeles Dodgers||111||51||0.685|
|St. Louis Cardinals||93||69||0.574|
Wild Card teams|
(Top 3 teams qualify for postseason)
|New York Mets||101||61||0.623||+14|
|San Diego Padres||89||73||0.549||+2|
|San Francisco Giants||81||81||0.500||6|
Record vs. opponentsEdit
Source: NL Standings Head-to-head
Updated with the results of all games through October 5, 2022.
|2022 game log: 89–73 (Home: 44–37; Away: 45–36)|
April: 14–8 (Home: 6–4; Away: 8–4)
May: 16–11 (Home: 7–6; Away: 9–5)
June: 16–13 (Home: 8–6; Away: 8–7)
July: 11–14 (Home: 6–6; Away: 5–8)
August: 16–13 (Home: 8–6; Away: 8–7)
September: 13–12 (Home: 6–7; Away: 7–5)
October: 3–2 (Home: 3–2; Away: 0–0)
|Legend: = Win = Loss = Postponement|
Bold = Padres team member
|2022 Postseason game log: 6–6 (Home: 3–1; Away: 3–5)|
NL Wild Card Series: 2–1 (Home: 0–0; Away: 2–1)
NL Division Series: 3–1 (Home: 2–0; Away: 1–1)
NL Championship Series: 1–4 (Home: 1–1; Away: 0–3)
|2022 San Diego Padres|
|Triple-A||El Paso Chihuahuas||Pacific Coast League||Jared Sandberg|
|Double-A||San Antonio Missions||Texas League||Phillip Wellman|
|High-A||Fort Wayne TinCaps||Midwest League||Brian Esposito|
|Low-A||Lake Elsinore Storm||California League||Eric Junge|
|Rookie||ACL Padres||Arizona Complex League||Lukas Ray|
|Rookie||DSL Padres||Dominican Summer League||Luis Mendez|
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- ^ "Play Ball! 2022 MLB season will start April 7 with full 162-game schedule; spring training games begin March 17". SportsLine. March 10, 2022. Retrieved March 11, 2022.
- ^ Conti, Kristen. "Here Are the New MLB Rules for the 2022 Season". NBC Chicago. Retrieved March 11, 2022.
- ^ "MLB to add jersey advertising for first time in league history as part of new CBA, per report". CBS Sports. Retrieved March 11, 2022.
- San Diego Padres official site
- 2022 San Diego Padres at Baseball-Reference.com