Despite having their seven game win streak snapped by the San Francisco Giants last night, the San Diego Padres are on a roll, experiencing their best season in a few years. Much of that is in part due to talented shortstop Everth Cabrera who has been an absolute terror to fellow National League West foes this year.
The 26 year old shortstop has never been much of a force up until now as he finished last season with a sub-par .246 average, despite swiping 44 bases. However, through the first half of the 2013 season, he’s been nothing short of unstoppable. With a .305 batting average, 4 home runs, 24 RBI and 31 stolen bases in just 69 games (31 in 69 games!1!1) the native Venezuelan has been giving nightmares to National League opponents.
Sadly, the infielder came up lame during a game this past Sunday and while he was hopeful to just miss a day or two it appears the hamstring strain will keep him out longer as the Padres elected to place him on the disabled list this morning.