Manny Machado can tie a Padres record Wednesday afternoon if he drives in a run during his second game back in Baltimore.
Machado has driven in runs in eight straight games (a total of 11 RBIs). The Padres record for consecutive games with at least one RBI is nine -- set by outfielder Sixto Lezcano is 1982 and tied by center fielder Steve Finley in 1996 and again by shortstop Jason Bartlett in 2011.
But that is just one streak Machado is working on.
He has hit in 12 straight games, going 25-for-53 with six doubles, seven homers, 16 RBIs, 17 runs scored and four walks. He has hit .472 during the streak with a .509 on-base percentage and a .981 slugging percentage for a 1.490 OPS.
Also inside the hitting streak:
• Machado has three straight multi-hit games and a total of nine during the 12-game run.
• He has scored in five straight games and in all but one of the last 12.
• He has at least one RBI in 10 of the 12 games.
During the 12-game hitting streak, Machado’s batting average has climbed from .238 to .281.
• RHP Luis Perdomo’s role in the Padres bullpen is rising. Over his last six relief appearances, Perdomo has worked eight scoreless innings while moving from long man/spot starter to a late-game role. Over those eight games, Perdomo has allowed seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Over his last 12 appearances (including one start), Perdomo has allowed two runs (one earned) on 13 hits and 4 walks with 11 strikeouts in 19 innings for a 0.47 earned run average and a 0.816 WHIP. His ERA has plunged from 6.30 to 2.48 during the run.
• Speaking of Margot, Margot has hit safely in seven of the last eight games in which he’s had an at-bat. He is 8-for-21 with three doubles, a homer, two stolen bases, five RBIs and seven runs scored. His batting average has climbed from .224 to .244 during the surge. During the run, Margot has a .381 batting average/on-base percentage with a .667 slugging percentage for a 1.048 OPS.
• Speaking of Mejia, who is the Padres designated hitter Wednesday after catching five of the past six games, he is 7-for-19 since returning from Triple-A El Paso on June 17. He has a double, two homers, two walks, three RBIs and four runs scored. Since his return, Mejia has hit .368 with a .429 on-base percentage and a .737 slugging percentage for a 1.166 OPS. His batting average has climbed from .167 to .219.
• Speaking of Tatis, he is 23-for-64 in 17 games since returning from the injured list on June 6 with three doubles, three triples, three home runs, 12 RBIs, 20 runs scored, nine walks and three stolen bases for a slash line of .359/.440/.641/1.081. And his batting average has soared from .300 to .323 since his return.