Clutch Infante establishing consistency

Clutch Infante establishing consistency

SAN DIEGO -- The most consistent Miami position player continues to be Omar Infante.

The smooth-fielding second baseman boasts a team-best .325 batting average, which was the 11th-best mark in the National League entering Sunday.

Infante has come up with big hits and crucial RBIs this weekend at San Diego.

On Friday night, he delivered the game-winning RBI double in the 12th inning in a 9-8 win over the Padres at Petco Park. And on Saturday, Infante drove in two runs, one coming on a sacrifice fly in a two-run eighth inning.

"We're playing good right now," Infante said. "We're feeling good. We're playing together. Everyone is doing what they need to do. We're doing the little thing that's important."

Infante has come through all season, especially in crucial situations. He's been so steady that he was disappointed at himself for going two straight games at San Francisco without a hit. He had a six-game hitting streak prior to an 0-for-8 spell in the first two games vs. the Giants.

He rebounded with three hits on Friday and a 1-for-3 game on Saturday in San Diego.

"I think in San Francisco, I lost a little bit of my timing," he said. "I didn't feel I was in good position to hit the ball. I keep working in the cage and my approach."

Infante has hits in nine of his past 11 games. Only three times has he gone as many as two consecutive games without a hit.