San Diego Padres slugger Manny Machado belted his three hundredth profession residence run Saturday to proceed his July energy surge in a loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.
Machado’s homer off Matt Strahm (6-3) to guide off the eighth inning in Recreation 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader put the Padres up 4-3 in a sport that they finally misplaced 6-4. It was Machado’s eighth residence run of the month and his fourth prior to now three video games.
“What he is finished within the final couple of weeks has been fairly torrid,” Padres supervisor Bob Melvin stated.
Machado turned the eleventh lively participant to achieve the 300-home run milestone. Three different gamers — Nolan Arenado, Freddie Freeman and J.D. Martinez — have additionally hit No. 300 this season.
Among the many 18 third basemen to perform the feat, solely Corridor of Famer Eddie Mathews hit No. 300 at a youthful age than Machado, who turned 31 on July 6.
“He has been completely on hearth,” Melvin stated. “Now he has over 50 RBIs simply over the midway level. What he has finished the final couple of weeks — I do not need to say you anticipate it from him; it has been fairly torrid.”
General, Machado is batting .260 with 17 residence runs and 51 RBIs this season.
The Related Press contributed to this report.