Padres continue basepath aggressiveness

Padres continue basepath aggressiveness

CHICAGO -- With two stolen bases Tuesday, the Padres have swiped 103 bases in 2010, which ranks second in the National League behind the Mets (104).

The 103 steals are the most since 2006, when the Padres had 123 stolen bases -- well off the franchise record of 239 steals in 1980. In that season, the Padres had three players -- Gene Richards (61), Ozzie Smith (57) and Jerry Mumphrey (52) -- who had 50 or more steals.

Will Venable leads the Padres with 23 steals. But he's not the only one who has been running, as, apparently, everyone is following an edict passed down before the start of Spring Training of being aggressive on the bases.

A total of 14 different players have stolen at least one base this season.

In the 56 games in which the Padres have stolen at least one base, the team is 46-10.