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’s honor.
The Padres did not trade third-baseman Chase Headley during Major League Baseball’s July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, so Headley repaid the Padres by winning his second Throwdown Thursday competition. Headley’s onslaught of teammate Jason Marquis made him a unanimous winner of the Week 19 Throwdown Thursday competition.
The Chicken Friars fans voted for Headley after he was named the National League Player of the Week by contributing to a .333 batting average, leading the National League with 11RBI and tying for the league lead with three home runs. The third baseman collected hits in five of the Padres’ six games last week.
This week’s Throwdown Thursday competition features an outfielder who is finally starting to turn the corner on a disastrous season and the other is trying to show that he is the Padres shortstop of the future. Cameron Maybin VS. Everth Cabrera
Cameron Maybin – Maybin has been on a hitting tear as of late, thanks in part to a newly configured batting stance that has the centerfielder hitting to all fields. For the week, Maybin has 11 hits in his last 24 at-bats to compile a .458 weekly average with four RBI and three stolen bases. Maybin has been hot for the month of August, raising his average from .211 to .230
Everth Cabrera – Cabrera was moved to the leadoff spot in the lineup, and he has proven he belongs there. For the week, Cabrera has a .379 batting average with three RBI, five stolen bases and two runs scored. The switch-hitting short stop has seen more success batting left-handed than right handed.
Now Padres fans, vote in our poll for the Padres performer of the week. Is it Maybin or Cabrera?
Statistics Courtesy Of: MLB.COM, Padres.com