Throwdown Thursday – Week 10


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.

Carlos Quentin had planned to be the second Padre to post back-to-back wins in the highly-competitive Throwdown Thursday competition. But second-baseman Logan Forsythe threw a wrench in those plans.

Forsythe (78 percent) outscored Quentin (22 percent) in the Throwdown Thursday poll to win the Week 10 award. This is Forsythe’s first Thorwdown Thursday honor.

The promising 25 year-old won the award by producing a .625 batting average with one home run and an astonishing 1.375 slugging percentage in the last week. His only home run came in walk-off fashion.

In this week’s Throwdown Thursday competition, we pit the Padres’ electrifying shortstop against the newest Padre in the starting rotation, Everth Cabrera VS. Jason Marquis.

Everth Cabrera- In mid-May Padres GM Josh Byrnes gave Cabrera the opportunity to be the every day starter at shortstop and Cabrera has made the most of it. This week, Cabrera has had a .429 batting average with one home run, four RBI, nine hits and four stolen bases. Cabrera is not only getting it done with the bat, but his glove has been pretty steady as well. He has made some incredible plays. After his 0 for 19 start, since his May 17 call-up Cabrera has been beasting it by batting .367  with seven doubles, a triple, two homers, and seven RBI.

Jason Marquis- When Marquis was claimed off waivers from the Minnesota Twins, the Padres had planned to use him as a fill-in for the depleted Padres pitching staff. In other words, he would fill in a spot in the rotation until a pitcher got healthy. The Padres didn’t expect Marquis to pitch 6 1/3 scoreless innings with four strikeouts and yielding six hits against the Seattle Mariners. He also picked up his first win as a Padre. The veteran pitcher of parts of 12 Major League seasons had proven that the struggles suffered with the Minnesota Twins are a thing of the past. With the Twins, Marquis was 2-4 with a woeful 8.47 earned run average.

Now Padres fans, vote in our poll for the Padres performer of the week.  Is it Cabrera or Marquis?