The streak lives on! The Padres have now homered in 25 straight games, tying the National League record set by the 1998 Atlanta Braves. Today the man to extend it was utility infielder Adam Rosales, who took Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey deep in the third inning to give San Diego a 2-0 lead. It was Rosey's seventh home run of the year and was followed, of course, by his customary sprint around the bases.
Rosales wasn't the only Friar to go yard in this far-too-early game. Brett Wallace extended San Diego's lead to 5-0 in the fifth inning with a solo shot off of Dickey, and then Alex Dickerson added a solo home run of his own off Franklin Morales in the eighth inning. That marked Dickerson's fourth consecutive game with a home run, setting a new Padres rookie record.
The Padres have Thursday off, but return home on Friday to face the Reds. They'll have a chance to set a new National League mark then, and if they do so, they can tie the major league record on Saturday, and potentially break it on Sunday. It's a pretty convenient time to be up against one of the few bullpens worse than their own.