Headley sorry to see hot August come to end

Headley sorry to see hot August come to end

Headley sorry to see hot August come to end
DENVER -- It's not the number of hits, home runs or RBIs that Chase Headley will remember most about his torrid stretch at the plate during the month of August.

It was more those opportunities he missed out on, in what was easily the most productive month that he has had in his big league career.

"It was funny, I was talking to [hitting coaches Phil Plantier and Alonzo Powell] about it and to be honest with you, I feel like it could have been a bigger month," Headley said.

"I felt like I've squared up a lot of balls that didn't end up being hits. That's going to happen when you're hitting the ball well."

After Friday's 5-4 victory over the Rockies, Headley finished with at .306 with 33 hits in August. He led the league in RBIs with 31 and tied for the league lead in home runs (10). Headley's RBI total is the best by a Padres player in one month since Ryan Klesko had 40 in May, 2001.

"I felt pretty good for most of the month," Headley said.

The most hits Headley has had in one month is 33, which occurred in August, 2009. He had 32 hits last August and last June. But he wasn't nearly the run-producer that he's become this season.

"I have had months where I've had the same amount of hits, but I don't think that in the big leagues I've put together a month like that," Headley said.