Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.Cory Spangenberg's streak within the teams streak ended Sunday in San Francisco. The third baseman's hitting streak ended at nine straight games.Going into Sunday, Spangenberg had four straight two-hit games, going 8-for-14 with homers in back-to-back games
Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.
Cory Spangenberg's streak within the teams streak ended Sunday in San Francisco. The third baseman's hitting streak ended at nine straight games.
Going into Sunday, Spangenberg had four straight two-hit games, going 8-for-14 with homers in back-to-back games with six RBIs.
Spangenberg was only 1-for-3 Sunday with a RBI.
During his nine-game hitting streak, Spangenberg has gone 14-for-35 (.371) with a double, a triple, and three of his season total of eight home runs. He has driven in 10 runs during the streak while scoring eight. He also drew three walks.
Spangenberg has raised his average 20 points to .272 during the streak. He has a .462 on-base percentage during the streak with a .829 slugging percentage for a 1.290 OPS.
The Padres will have two other streaks of note going into Monday night's opener of a nine-game homestand with the first of four games against the New York Mets.
William Myers has homered in three straight games. While it is the first time in his career that Myers has homered in three straight games, it marks the fifth time this season that a Padre has homered in three straight games. Austin Hedges did it twice while Ryan Schimpf and Hector Sanchez each has a three-game home run streak.
Jose Pirela, who had Sunday off, has hit safely in 10 straight games. He is 13-for-43 (.302) during the streak with four doubles, a triple, five RBIs, four runs scored and three walks. He has a .348 on-base percentage during the streak with a .442 slugging percentage for a .790 OPS.
• Outfielder Jabari Blash
Blash has 10 RBIs in the 10 games he has played since returning from Triple-A El Paso. He is 12-for-33 (.364) since returning with four doubles and two home runs with five walks for a .447 on-base percentage. Since his return, Blash has a .667 slugging percentage for a 1.114 OPS.
• Second baseman Carlos Asuaje
Asuaje is hitting .387 (12-for-31) over his past six games with two doubles and a homer for five RBIs and four runs scored. He has hit safely in 12 of his past 14 starts.
• Oufielder Franchy Cordero
Cordero hit a three-run homer for Triple-A El Paso on Sunday. What is noteworthy about the accomplishment is that he played for El Paso directly after he was optioned by the Padres. It marked the second time this season that Cordero started for El Paso within a day of being optioned out by the Padres.
• Center fielder Hector Sanchez
Sanchez is 11-for-24 against his former San Francisco team this season with four homers and 11 RBIs.