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.
For the fifth time, Yonder Alonso is named the Throwdown Thursday champion after his Week 17 onslaught on teammate John Baker. 82 percent of the Chicken Friars fans voted for Alonso to be crowned the Week 17 champion. Baker only got 18 percent of the vote.
Alonso easily swayed voters with his .423 average with one home run, six RBI and 11 hits. He also has 1.175 OPS in road trips that saw stops in Miami and Cincinnati.
There was no week 18 Throwdown Thursday competition, but week 19 features a veteran pitcher who has been a surprise for the Padres and the other is a player who was highly targeted during the MLB trade deadline. Jason Marquis VS. Chase Headley.
Jason Marquis: Marquis pitched the game of his life last week against the Pittsburgh Pirates tossing a two-hit complete game shutout. Marquis took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before Travis Snider got on base with a single. Marquis has now won five of his last six starts.
Chase Headley: Headley’s outstanding performances for the past week lead him to win his very first National League Player of the Week honor. Headley’s week consisted of a .333 batting average, leading the National League with 11 RBI and tying for the league lead with three home runs. The third baseman collected hits in five of the Padres’ six games last week.
Now Padres fans, vote in our poll for the Padres performer of the week. Is it Marquis or Headley?