Santana went 1-for-4 with a walk and a solo homer in Sunday's loss to the Mets. Santana's 23rd homer of the year tied his total from last season, but it wasn't enough to lift the Phillies over the Mets. The first baseman is now riding an 11-game hitting streak, a stretch in which he's hit .333/.375/.644 with four homers.
Santana went 2-for-5 with a walk, a homer, two runs and two RBI in Tuesday's victory over the Marlins. Leading off for the second time in four games, Santana set the tone from the start, opening the game with a leadoff homer, his 21st of the season. Santana's batting average remains quite low at .227, but that's brought down by poor batted-ball luck from the start of the season; the first baseman's expected batting average according to Statcast is a solid .263, right in line with the .259 batting average he recorded in each of the last two seasons.
Santana went 2-for-4 with a grand slam and two runs scored in Wednesday's 8-6 win over the Nationals. The Phillies were down 5-2 in the fifth inning before Santana turned the game around with his 20th homer of the year. The veteran slugger has picked up the pace a little in August, slashing .259/.340/.459 through 25 games with four home runs and 14 RBI, and while his overall numbers are down from his days in Cleveland, the 32-year-old's 77 RBI leave him just 10 shy of his previous career high set in 2016.
Santana went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI in Sunday's 8-3 win over the Blue Jays. Santana clubbed a solo homer over the fence in right field in the first inning, and he drove in a run in the eighth on a sacrifice fly. Despite a .221 batting average in 2018, Santana has recorded 44 extra-base hits, 73 RBI and a .758 OPS through 129 games.
Santana is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic Philadelphia reports. Santana, who is hitting .263/.364/.404 with two homers and seven RBI through 17 games this month, will head to the bench for what appears to be a routine day off following five straight starts. Justin Bour will man first base and hit cleanup in his stead.
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