September 2, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) - Adrian Gonzalez will have to come off the bench he's going to extend the longest active consecutive games streak in the majors.
With San Diego in a stretch of 25 games in 25 days, manager Bud Black stuck with his plan of not starting the first baseman at Washington on Sunday.
Gonzalez has played in 305 straight games, dating to Aug. 15, 2007. He is also tied with Steve Garvey for the longest consecutive games streak in the Padres' 40-year history.
Black had hinted earlier in the weekend that Gonzalez could get the call as a pinch hitter or as a defensive replacement in the finale of the three-game series against the Nationals.
Oscar Salazar, obtained in a July 19 trade with Baltimore, started at first.