Will Venable has been absolutely crushing it the past couple of weeks. Since the start of August, he has hit safely in every game, resulting in a career-high 15-game hitting streak. That's the longest active streak in the majors and the longest streak for a Padre since Rondell White's 16-game run in 2003. During that 15-game stretch, Venable is hitting .377 with four doubles, two triples, and five home runs. He also collected four stolen bases during his streak, bringing his career total to 100.
It all started with his RBI infield single in the 5th inning. Venable lobbed the ball and it bounced off the tip of Matt Harvey's glove, allowing Venable to beat out the throw at first. It also allowed Logan Forsythe to scored from third base and put the Padres on the board.
Keep swinging that hot bat and chasing after those balls, Will. We've ALWAYS loved you.