Hosmer, Reyes, Renfroe power Padres' offense

Notes on Strahm, Garcia, Margot

May 10th, 2019

Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.

The Padres are 10-7 since April 20 and three of the reasons are the bats of , and .

Over the last 17 games, the trio has combined for 16 homers and 38 RBIs.

First baseman Hosmer is 26-for-67 over 17 straight starts with six doubles, five home runs, 14 runs scored and 15 RBIs. He is hitting .388 during the run with a .408 on-base percentage and a .701 slugging percentage for a 1.109 OPS. More recently, Hosmer has an active seven game hitting streak, during which he is 12-for-28 (.429) with three doubles, a homer and five RBIs.

Right fielder Reyes is 19-for-60 since April 20 with two doubles, six homers, nine runs scored and 11 RBIs. He is hitting .317 with a .650 slugging percentage for a .967 OPS. He has hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games, going 16-for-42 (.381) with two doubles and four homers for RBIs.

Outfielder Renfroe is 12-for-46 since April 20 with two doubles five homers, 12 RBIs and six runs scored with two walks and two stolen bases for a .261/.292/.630/.922 slash line. More recently, Renfroe is 7-for-17 in a five-game hitting streak that includes a double, three decisive home runs, seven RBIs and seven runs scored.


• Left-hander ’s earned run average has fallen in each of last six starts. Since his first outing of the season, Over his last six starts, Strahm has a 1.98 ERA and a 0.85 WHIP – giving up nine runs (eight earned) on 28 hits and 32 walks with 32 strikeouts in 36 1/3 innings. He has a 10.67-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio during the run and went four straight starts without issuing a walk before he issued one pass Wednesday.

• Infielder has reached base in 10 of his last 11 games, including in three of his four pinch-hitting appearances during the run. Over the stretch, Garcia is 5-for-19 with eight walks, a hit by pitcher, six runs scored a home run and three RBIs. His on-base percentage during the run is .500.

• Center fielder drew a walk Wednesday afternoon. It was the second walk he drew this season and his first since April 2 – a run of 80 straight plate appearances between free passes.