Every Thursday, we at Chicken Friars will pick the two best Padres performers over the past week and analyze what they accomplished. Then we will leave it up to you, the fans, to decide who earned the week’s Throwdown Thursday honor.
After missing the first 49 games of the season, Carlos Quentin made a big splash in his first action of the season. So much so that he took home the Week 8 Throwdown Thursday crown.
Quentin easily won over the Chicken Friar fans, as he easily took the distinct award by beating out his opponent Will Venable. Quentin got 94 percent of the Chicken Friar fans’ vote while Venable only managed the remaining six percent.
Quentin’s award-winning performance was like no other. In three games last week, the veteran outfielder clubbed three home runs, including two in one game against the Chicago Cubs. Quentin finished off the week going 7 for 12 (.583) with six RBI, making him the only Padre to have six RBI in a three game-span this season.
This week’s Throwdown Thursday nominees features a player who is trying to be the second back-to back Throwdown Thursday champion, while the other has impressed the Padres brass since returning from the 60-day disabled list. Carlos Quentin vs. Logan Forsythe.
Carlos Quentin- is the bat who the Padres have missed all season. In four games last week, the left fielder batted .400 with two home runs, three RBI and six hits. He also had a .867 slugging percentage for the week. Quentin’s two home runs came on Tuesday’s game against the San Francisco Giants. Quentin now has 15career multi- home run games. Quentin has definitely provided a boost to the Padres lineup. “Carlos Quentin is one of the best hitters in baseball. Pitching against him for so many years, he’s a guy in the lineup who provides a dynamic that has to be respected,” said Padres closer Huston Street on Padres.com
Logan Forsythe- When Logan Forsythe was in the Padres’ farm system, he was consistently ranked as one of the best Padres prospects. Now in the Majors, Forsythe is showing why his ceiling is so high. Since returning from injury last week, Forsythe has hit .625 with one home run, and an astonishing 1.375 slugging percentage. The only home run Forsythe hit came in walk-off fashion. Padres manager Bud Black explains Forsythe’s game winning home run “That ball was crushed,” said Black on Padres.com, “It had a great sound, the righ trajectory. He has stepped in and has given us a lift.”
Now Padres fans, vote in our poll for the Padres performer of the week. Is it Quentin or Forsythe?