San Diego first baseman Adrian Gonzalez set a team record for hits in a nine-inning game last Tuesday night by going 6-for-6 in the Padres’ 13-6 bludgeoning of the Milwaukee Brewers in front of over 37,000 fans at Miller Park. The outburst added 11 points to A-Gon’s batting average, which has gone from .246 to .262 over the past two weeks for the two-time All-Star. Gonzalez spent 12 years growing up in Obregon.
Three other Padres have collected six hits in a game over San Diego’s 40-year team history, all in extra-inning contests: Gene Richards in 1977, Joe Lefebvre in 1982 and Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn in 1993. Gonzalez is the third major league player this year with a six-hit game, joining Texas’ Ian Kinsler and Freddy Sanchez of Pittsburgh.