Cronenworth went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and two additional runs Friday in an 8-7 victory versus San Francisco. Cronenworth hit out of the leadoff spot for the 12th straight game and scored three of the Padres' eight runs. In the third inning, he knocked a two-run homer to right field that was his first long ball since late April. Cronenworth has yet to get going offensively this season, slashing .207/.304/.338 with three homers, 17 RBI and no stolen bases across 168 plate appearances.
Cronenworth is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Phillies. Robinson Cano will draw the start at second base while Cronenworth heads to the bench for the first time after he had been included in the lineup in each of the Padres' first 37 games of the season. The day off comes while Cronenworth has endured a rough patch at the plate over the past six contests; during that stretch, he's gone 4-for-28 while striking out in 39.3 percent of his plate appearances.
Cronenworth went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a run in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Cubs. The three hits were a new season-high total for Cronenworth, who had been hitting just .172 in May before Tuesday's eruption at the dish. He'll be back in the lineup Wednesday for the series finale with Chicago, manning second base and batting leadoff.
Cronenworth went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, an additional RBI and a walk in Friday's 7-3 win over the Pirates. He upped his average to .213 and now has 12 RBI on the season. It was his third multi-hit game in his last six contests.
Cronenworth went 2-for-5 with a triple, a run and three RBI in a 9-6 win over Cincinnati on Tuesday. Cronenworth came up with a bases-clearing triple in the fourth inning that appeared to put the game out of reach, though it ultimately proved to be the difference as the Reds stormed back from a 9-1 deficit but fell three runs short. Cronenworth recently went through a seven-game 0-for-23 stretch but has perked up over his past three contests, going 5-for-12 with a homer and four RBI over that stretch.
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