Bartlett's RBI streak finished at nine games

Bartlett's RBI streak finished at nine games

Bartlett's RBI streak finished at nine games
SAN DIEGO -- In the bottom of the seventh inning of the Padres' 5-2 loss to the Brewers on Wednesday, Chris Denorfia was caught stealing second base.

The crowd didn't like the call and neither did Padres manager Bud Black, who argued with second-base umpire Tim Tschida.

Then shortstop Jason Bartlett singled to center field. Denorfia may not have scored from second, but if he had, it would have been Bartlett's franchise-record 10th consecutive game with an RBI.

Instead, his name will rest alongside Sixto Lezcano (1982) and Steve Finley ('96) in the Padres' record books.

Despite the slow buildup, Bartlett just recently found out about the streak.

"To be honest, I didn't know about it until a couple of days ago," he said.

Looking back, Bartlett said part of his success is a result of where the team has played. He said the Padres have played on a lot of hard fields lately, which tends to produce more ground-ball singles. San Diego just returned from an eight-game road trip that took them to Milwaukee, Colorado and Arizona.

Though Bartlett's RBI streak ended, he was able to extend a different streak on Wednesday.

He finished the game 2-for-4, extending his hitting streak to 10 games, his longest this season. Over those ten games, Bartlett is batting .386 (17-for-44).

"I feel good, so I'm going to stay positive and confident as long as I can," Bartlett said.