Pacheco has NL's longest hit streak

Pacheco has NL's longest hit streak

Pacheco has NL's longest hit streak
CINCINNATI -- Jordan Pacheco's second-inning single off of Reds starter Mike Leake on Saturday night increased his hitting streak to 11 games -- giving him the longest current streak in the National League. Pacheco, who finished 3-for-4 with two singles and a double to raise his average to .304, is hitting .396 (19-for-48) during the streak.

"He's an excellent bat-to-ball type guy," Colorado manager Jim Tracy said. "He doesn't swing and miss a whole lot. He uses the whole field. His bat is something that we've always been intrigued with."

Pacheco entered Saturday tied for the longest current hitting streak in the National League at 10 with Pittsburgh's Josh Harrison, who went 0-3 with a walk in a 3-2 win over Chicago. The one downside to Pacheco's evening was a first-inning throwing error that contributed to a four-run inning for the Reds.

"If a guy's going to hit like he has hit -- right around .300 -- that's good," Tracy said. "But let's face it. There are times when it's on-the-job training at third base. We saw that play out last night. He made a throw that looms large. What had the potential to be a 1-2-3 bottom of the first turned into a four-run inning after we had just put a run on the board. We have to be mindful of that."

Pacheco started at third base and hit seventh in the order on Sunday against Reds' righty Mat Latos.