Throwdown Thursday – Week 23
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.
Chase Headley was named the Major League Player of the Month for the month of August, with eleven games into September; the switch-hitting third baseman is making a strong case to win his second consecutive player of the month award.
Headley can use his Week 22 Throwdown Thursday award, which he unanimously won after defeating his infield mate Logan Forsythe to further build his case.
The Chicken Friar fans unanimously voted for Headley after he posted a .414 batting average (12 hits) with two home runs and 12 RBI last week. He also included two doubles and a .433 OBP.
This is Headley’s third Throwdown Thursday honor.
Headley is defending his player of the month award; the same however, can’t be said for his Throwdown Thursday title, as he is not nominated for the Week 23 Throwdown Thursday competition.
This week’s competion features a player fresh off of a contract extension, while the other was signed to an extension before the start of the season. Chris Denorfia VS. Cameron Maybin.
Chris Denorfia hits an RBI infield single. Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
Chris Denorfia – Last week, the Padres locked up outfielder Denorfia to a two-year contract extension, and so far the Padres have been getting their moneys worth. For the week, Denorfia has a .529 average with one home run, four RBI and seven runs scored in five games played. Denorfia’s production has him playing regularly in right field.
Cameron Maybin high-fives teammates after defeating St. Louis Cardinals Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
Cameron Maybin- After much of a disappointing season, Maybin is starting to show the type of talent that rewarded him with a contract extension at the beginning of the year. That talent led him to put together a .364 average with one home run, four RBI, three doubles and five runs scored for this week. That talent led him to put together a .364 average with one home run, four RBI, three doubles and five runs scored for this week.
Now Padres fans, vote in our poll for the Padres performer of the week. Is it Denorfia or Maybin?