San Diego Padres: 3 numbers to know heading into Wednesday's Reds finale
By Kevin Henry
After dropping a 2-1 decision to the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night, the San Diego Padres will look to win the three-game set in the rubber match set for Wednesday afternoon at Petco Park.
San Diego enters Wednesday's game with a 16-15 mark this season after winning four of their last six games. As Padres fans focus on the final game of the series against the Reds, let's focus on three numbers to know after Tuesday's loss.
San Diego Padres: 3 numbers to know heading into Wednesday's game against Cincinnati
9 — That's the number of consecutive games that Fernando Tatis Jr. had recorded a hit in before going 0-for-5 on Tuesday night. It marked his first hitless game since making his Padres debut this season on April 20 after being reinstated from the restricted list.
There is little doubt how much of a spark that Tatis has brought to the Padres since his return. Now it's time for the San Diego superstar to start a new hitting streak.
22 — That's how many extra-base hits the Padres have put together since first taking the field on Saturday in Mexico City against the San Francisco Giants (four games ago). San Diego kept the extra-base hit parade going on Tuesday with a pair of doubles from Juan Soto.
Over the last four games, the Padres have bashed 13 doubles, one triple, and eight home runs.
30 — Speaking of streaks, Xander Bogaerts will take his season-opening on base streak of 30 games into Wednesday's finale after getting a night off on Tuesday. With his single on Monday against the Reds, Bogaerts surpassed Bobby Brown's 29-game on-base streak that started the 1983 season and etched his name into the franchise record books.
If Bogaerts reaches base on Wednesday, he'll tie Matt Kemp's 31 games for the all-time on base mark in the San Diego record books. He will still have some work to do, however, to catch the record holder in the all-time on base department (Ryan Klesko's 56-game streak in 2002).