San Diego Padres Star Continues Astonishing Run During 2024 Season

San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. is on a hot streak.

San Diego Padres Right Fielder Fernando Tatis Jr. continued his torrid pace at the plate last night against the Oakland Athletics. He went 1-of-5 with a solo home run in San Diego’s 6-1 victory at home. Tatis Jr. has recorded a hit in 16 straight games dating back to May 25 against the New York Yankees. Over the last 16 games, Tatis Jr. is hitting .412 with five home runs and nine RBI. He has also gone deep in three of his last four games.

The hot streak by Tatis Jr. has not equated to wins on the diamond as the San Diego Padres are 8-8 over their last 16 games. Tatis Jr. is hitting .280 this season with 13 home runs and 35 RBI.

How long will the hitting streak of Tatis Jr. last?

Fernando Tatis Jr. Career Summary

Tatis Jr. made his MLB debut in 2019 with the San Diego Padres. He is a one-time MLB All-Star(2021) and a two-time Silver Slugger Award winner(2020, 2021). He also won a Gold Glove and a Platinum Glove last season. Tatis Jr. finished third in National League MVP voting in 2021 and fourth in 2020. Bryce Harper was named NL MVP in 2021 and Freddie Freeman won the NL MVP in a pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign as a member of the Atlanta Braves.

Tatis Jr. missed the entirety of the 2022 season as he recovered from a fractured left wrist and was suspended 80 games after testing positive for a banned substance. He is a career .280 hitter with 119 home runs and 308 RBI.

San Diego Padres Season Summary

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San Diego(35-35) is second in the National League West and currently occupies the second of three National League Wild Card spots. The offense of the San Diego Padres has been very good this season. They are leading the league in batting average, 11th in home runs, and eighth in runs scored. Their offense is paced by Left Fielder Jurickson Profar. He is second in the league in batting average(.322) and ninth in OPS.

First Baseman Jake Cronenworth is 12th in the league with 45 RBI. He is on a hot streak of his own at the moment as he has homered in two of his last three games. He had four RBI in San Diego’s 13-1 win on Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Padres pitching staff has been inconsistent thus far this season. They are 14th in ERA, have surrendered the fifth-most home runs, and are leading the league in strikeouts. Their pitching staff is led by Dylan Cease. He is 6-5 this season with an ERA of 3.36. He is also third in the league in strikeouts. Padres Closer Robert Suarez is fifth in the league with 17 saves.

Padres Upcoming Schedule

The San Diego Padres play the second game of their three-game set against the Oakland Athletics tonight. San Diego has an off-day on Thursday before taking a trip out east to face the New York Mets this weekend.

Tatis Jr. will look to continue his hitting streak as the San Diego Padres look to maintain their spot in the National League playoff picture. They are looking to make the MLB Playoffs after missing out last season.

About The Author

Justin has always loved sports. He has previously written for Sports Illustrated and 247Sports. He is always willing to talk football (NFL or college) and basketball, whether it’s on the women’s or men’s side, college or pro!

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