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Manny Machado has been the spark plug for the Padres

The third baseman of the "faithful friars" reached eight multi-hit games in a row

In quite turbulent waters to navigate for the San Diego Padres in recent weeks, Manny Machado is the one who has kept the ship afloat, undoubtedly carrying his team's offense, something that he made very clear after Fernando's suspension was known. Tatis Jr.

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However, the one born in the state of Florida; who comes from being player of the week, had another good offensive day on Wednesday at the end of the series against the Marlins in Miami, doubling in four at-bats, with a double, a run scored, a walk and a strikeout, in the victory of the «Faithful Friars» 10-3, leaving his record at 20 wins and 22 losses since July XNUMX.

With that offensive performance, Machado reached eight straight multi-hit games, joining Tony Gwynn (1988) and Gary Sheffield (1992) as the only members of the franchise with eight more multi-hit games. "Mr. Father» came to accumulate eight challenges, like the current third baseman of the group, while Sheffield is the líder of all times; with a total of nine.

Similarly, Machado has a streak of nine consecutive games, giving at least one hit. In that span, he's batting .462 (39-for-18) with seven doubles, a pair of homers and 13 RBIs, in addition to eight runs scored, a .512 on-base percentage, a .795 slugging percentage and a 1.397 OPS. .

In the meantime, he has established himself as the líder Undisputed among his teammates this season, as he leads his teammates in batting average (.305), OBP (.377), Slugging (.531), OPS (.909) and adjusted OPS (160). He additionally stands out in home runs (21), RBIs (73), runs scored (76), hits (128) and doubles (30).

With the help of Juan Soto

Although the impact of Juan Soto's arrival has not translated into enough wins for the Padres, his time with the team; Personally, it has been quite fruitful. In fact, in 14 games since Aug. 3, his batting average is .320 (50-for-16) with 12 runs scored, five extra-base hits (three doubles, triples and homers) and three RBIs. His OBP is .469, his OPS is .949 and his OPS+ is 177.

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