Black credits fundamentals for recent surge

Black credits fundamentals for recent surge

Black credits fundamentals for recent surge
PHOENIX -- The Padres entered Wednesday's series finale against the D-backs riding a four-game winning streak and winners in seven of their past 10 games. They are 6-3 through the first nine games of the 10-game road trip.

"Over the last month, we have played better fundamental baseball," manager Bud Black said. "It's been a good road trip. The lineup has produced and it's come from a collection of guys. Overall, we've pitched pretty well and played pretty good defense and I think that equates to more wins than losses."

Overall, the Padres are 15-15 in their past 30 games. They start a four-game series against the Reds in San Diego on Thursday.

"I think the guys are feeling it, as far as the confidence in how we are playing," Black said. "There is more of a continuity of the players."