Stat of the Day: Six straight vs. Reds

July 1st, 2021 is keeping track of a Stat of the Day for the Padres this season, highlighting a unique, interesting or fun nugget from each game.

June 30: Padres 7, Reds 5 (6 inn.) -- Got their number
The Padres extended their winning streak against Cincinnati to six games in a row. That ties their longest streak against the Reds since six straight wins from May 15, 2014-June 6, 2015.

June 29: Padres 5, Reds 4 -- Padres leave 16 runners on base
The Padres put plenty of runners on base but had trouble bringing them home in the win at Cincinnati. San Diego left 16 men on base in total. That is the most runners left on base in a nine-inning game since the Padres stranded 16 in a 7-2 loss to the Giants on Sept. 23, 1985.

June 27: Padres 5, D-backs 4 -- Darvish limits the damage
Yu Darvish limited the D-backs to one run over six innings while striking out seven. It marked the 18th time since the start of the 2020 season that Darvish has held his opponent to one run or fewer in a start. That's the most in the Majors -- two ahead of Mets ace Jacob deGrom.

June 26: D-backs 10, Padres 1 -- Pair of impressive win streaks
The Padres' eight-game winning streak came to an end with their first home loss since Petco Park opened to full capacity last week. It was the Padres' second streak of at least eight straight victories this season -- they won nine straight in May (also all at home). It's only the second time in franchise history that San Diego has recorded multiple winning streaks of at least eight games in the same season. The other? The 1998 Padres did so en route to the franchise's most recent National League pennant.

June 25: Padres 11, D-backs 5 -- Tatis' historic HR trifecta
Fernando Tatis Jr. hit homers in each of his first three at-bats, the 12th time in franchise history that a Padres batter has gone deep three times in a game. At 22, Tatis is the youngest to do so, surpassing Trent Grisham, who hit three homers at age 23 last Aug. 22.

June 23: Padres 5, Dodgers 3 -- Sweeping in San Diego
The Padres completed a three-game sweep of the Dodgers, notching their seventh win in their past eight games against them. It marked San Diego's first sweep of its Southern California rivals since April 15-17, 2013, and its first sweep of Los Angeles at Petco Park since Sept. 6-8, 2010.

June 22: Padres 3, Dodgers 2 -- Snell right at home
It has been a bit of a rough season for Padres left-hander Blake Snell. But at Petco Park, he's been every bit the dominant pitcher who took home the American League Cy Young Award in 2018. Snell's 5.29 ERA this season is largely a product of his 10.36 mark on the road. But after five scoreless innings against the Dodgers, Snell owns a 1.43 ERA at home, the lowest mark for any Padres starter.

June 21: Padres 6, Dodgers 2 -- Darvish racks up K's
Yu Darvish got Mookie Betts to ground out to start his night, then walked Gavin Lux. Then, Darvish went to work. He struck out seven consecutive Dodgers, spanning from the first through the third inning. It marked the first time a Padres pitcher had struck out seven consecutive batters since Jake Peavy on Aug. 27, 2007.

June 20: Padres 3, Reds 2 -- Kim's all-around game on display
A day after his game-winning homer, Ha-Seong Kim remained hot -- both at the plate and in the field. He lined a single to center in the second inning on a 99 mph sinker from Luis Castillo, the hardest pitch Kim has recorded a hit against this season. Then, he fielded a slow Shogo Akiyama chopper on the run in the fourth and fired an 89.5 mph rocket to first base -- his hardest infield throw of the season, per Statcast.

June 19: Padres 7, Reds 5 -- Machado loves 'em loaded
Manny Machado came to the plate with the bases loaded in the bottom of the fourth inning on Saturday night. He didn't quite bring back Slam Diego. But he cleared the bases with a three-run double. It was Machado's 84th career at-bat with the bases loaded, and he's slugging .821 (with 11 grand slams). That slugging percentage is tops among all active players with at least 50 bases loaded at-bats.

June 18: Padres 8, Reds 2 -- He’s tops for Padres at Petco Park
Wil Myers hit his 58th and 59th homers at Petco Park, the most by a Padres hitter in the ballpark's history. Myers is still a few homers shy of the ballpark's all-time record, however. Adrián González hit 57 homers for the Padres at Petco Park and then tacked on eight more as a visitor, giving him 65.

June 17: Padres 6, Reds 4 -- Rare feat by Hosmer, Caratini
Eric Hosmer tied the game in the ninth inning with a two-run homer, and Victor Caratini followed two batters later with a walk-off blast in front of a sellout crowd at Petco Park. It was quite a moment -- and a rare one, too. The last time the Padres hit a game-tying homer and a walk-off homer in the same inning was April 25, 1986. Graig Nettles tied it up against the Giants in the 12th and lefty reliever Craig Lefferts walked it off.

June 16: Rockies 8, Padres 7 -- Tatis outdoes himself
Fernando Tatis Jr. has hit some prodigious homers in his career. Distance-wise, this one tops the list. Tatis teed off on a thigh-high changeup from Kyle Freeland in the third inning, sending it well beyond the left-center-field fence in the deepest part of Coors Field. Per Statcast, the home run checked in at an estimated 477 feet, the longest blast of Tatis' career, topping a 468-foot shot at Wrigley Field in 2019.

June 15: Rockies 8, Padres 4 -- Tatis’ opposite-field power
There aren't many players in baseball -- heck, in baseball history -- with the ability to drive the ball to the opposite field quite like Fernando Tatis Jr. On the first pitch he saw in the game, Tatis sent a 431-foot blast into the Rockies’ bullpen in right-center field. According to Statcast, it was the second-longest opposite-field home run this season, behind only a 432-foot shot from White Sox slugger Andrew Vaughn.

June 14: Rockies 3, Padres 2 -- Weathering the storm
"Whatever my role is," Ryan Weathers said on Monday after he'd been moved from the rotation to the bullpen, "it's just helping the team win games any way I can." Weathers proceeded to toss three innings of one-run ball in relief. He owns a 1.80 ERA as a reliever and a 2.78 mark as a starter. Weathers is the only pitcher in the Majors this season to post a sub-3 ERA as both a starter and a reliever (minimum 6 appearances in each).

June 13: Padres 7, Mets 3 -- Tatis Show goes on the road
With two hits in the finale at Citi Field, including his third career grand slam, Fernando Tatis Jr. has a road OPS of 1.137, the best mark in the Majors (min. 200 plate appearances).

June 12: Mets 4, Padres 1 -- Offense coming up empty
During the Padres' current four-game losing streak, they've only scored five runs. That's the fewest runs that San Diego has scored in any four-game stretch this season.

June 11: Mets 3, Padres 2 -- Snell struggles with fastball
Blake Snell, who said postgame that he lost the feel on his fastball, only generated nine combined called strikes and whiffs with his four-seamer. It's only the third time this season that Snell hasn't cracked double-digit called strikes and whiffs with his fastball in an outing.

June 9: Cubs 3, Padres 1 -- Darvish dominant at Petco Park
Yu Darvish was knocked around a bit on Opening Day at Petco Park. But since then, he's been borderline untouchable in San Diego. In his eight home starts since, Darvish owns a 1.75 ERA with 64 strikeouts. In his career, Darvish is averaging 8.08 strikeouts per start at Petco Park.

June 8: Cubs 7, Padres 1 -- Electric slide
Dinelson Lamet is sure starting to look an awful lot like his old self -- particularly his slider. Lamet threw 37 sliders and got 21 swings against the Cubs. Among those 21 swings, 11 were whiffs -- by far the most slider whiffs he's recorded this season, and his most since Sept. 14 against the Dodgers.

June 7: Padres 9, Cubs 4 -- Productive outs
The Padres struggled with men in scoring position on Monday night, but still managed to plate nine runs, thanks in part to a few productive outs. Two of those were recorded by Manny Machado, who drove in two with a pair of sacrifice flies. Machado became the first Padre to record multiple sac flies in the same game since Adam Rosales did so on Sept. 20, 2016. Machado then homered in the eighth inning of the Padres' victory. On that night in 2016, Rosales homered as well.

June 6: Mets 6, Padres 2 -- Three-pitch Paddack
There's no longer any debate: Chris Paddack is a three-pitch pitcher. He threw 16 curveballs in his start on Sunday afternoon, marking the second-highest total in his career. But it's not the number of curveballs. It's the success he's having with it. Paddack induced four curveball whiffs on Sunday, a career high, and he also threw four for called strikes, tying a career high.

"It's a huge advantage," Paddack said. "When you face different lineups, different teams throughout the year ... hitters know, OK, Chris Paddack has a curveball now."

June 5: Mets 4, Padres 0 -- Triple digits vs. Tatis
Fernando Tatis Jr. won his first matchup with two-time Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom this season, shooting a broken-bat liner to right field and hustling for a double. The most impressive part? The pitch that Tatis hit. The right-hander threw a 100.0 mph fastball a couple inches off the outside corner. It's the fastest pitch Tatis has recorded a hit on in his career.

June 4: Padres 2, Mets 0 -- Home win streak at 12
The Padres' victory over the Mets was their 12th straight at home. They haven't lost at Petco Park since May 4 against Pittsburgh. The 12-game home winning streak is the longest in franchise history, eclipsing an 11-game streak in 2005.

June 3: Padres 4, Mets 3 -- HR history for Tatis
Fernando Tatis Jr. mashed his 17th home run of the season, a drive to straightaway center field that caromed off the glove of center fielder Mason Williams. It moved him into a tie for the Major League lead, and because of a couple stints on the injured list this season, he's done so in only 40 games. In fact, Tatis' 17 homers are the most for any player 22 years old or younger through 40 games, since at least 1901 -- two more than Bryce Harper (2015), Harmon Killebrew (1959) and Eddie Mathews (1953).

June 2: Cubs 6, Padres 1 -- Trending short
Dinelson Lamet pitched four strong innings, an unquestionably positive sign in his slow build-up this year after a season-ending elbow injury last September. Still, Lamet's four innings are emblematic of a larger, discouraging trend in San Diego. It marked the 24th time a Padres starter has lasted four innings or fewer this season -- by far the most in the Majors. No other team has 20 such starts.

June 1: Cubs 4, Padres 3 -- Padres' rare struggles
It speaks to how good the Padres have been this season that a losing streak feels completely out of the ordinary. San Diego's loss to the Cubs gave the club its first series loss since it dropped two of three to the Giants in early May. The loss was also the Padres' third in a row, marking just the second time all season they have dropped three consecutive games (the first coming when they were swept by the Brewers in mid-April).