In their current state of reconstruction, the Padres are a mishmash of potent arms and mostly anonymous bats, capable of shutdown performances and shutout losses, often all at once.

Their most recent confluence, then, has been a surprise. While Friday’s 5-2 victory over the Braves featured the return of precocious rookie Jesse Hahn, it also trumpeted the continued surge of an unheralded group, one that would be mostly unrecognizable if you’d spent the past year under a rock.

Tommy Medica notched four hits, a career-high, and the Padres collected 13 overall -- 12 singles and a double -- as they ran their winning streak to three.

“We have a few different people in the lineup,” Medica said, “and just a couple people start swinging and hitting’s contagious.”

The sample remains small, but this is significant: During its three-game run, baseball’s last-place offense has totaled 26 runs and 35 hits.

“We’re still not anywhere where we need to be,” Padres manager Bud Black said, “but with that said, there’s a lot of season left for guys to produce and put runs on the board. As bad as it was at times during the first half of the year, there’s some room to make up some ground offensively.”

The Padres have now scored five runs or more in three consecutive games. The last instance: May 9-11, against the Marlins, when such players as Chase Headley and Jedd Gyorko headlined the offense.

Now, Headley is in pinstripes and Gyorko is on the disabled list and the Padres have been batting newcomer Yangervis Solarte, a 27-year-old rookie, second in the order. One spot ahead of Solarte, Chris Denorfia recorded three hits Friday, further fueling trade speculation surrounding the veteran outfielder.