The National League West appears to be in a cohesive slump (except for the Los Angeles Dodgers) but the San Diego Padres, losers of seven of their last eight are hoping an Everth Cabrera return will spark the slumping Friars.
The speedy Cabrera, who still leads the National League in stolen bases despite missing two weeks on the disabled list is set to return tomorrow night in the Nations Capital, this according to Padres beat writer Corey Brock:
#Padres SS Everth Cabrera will join the team on Friday in DC. And he will be in the starting lineup, hitting leadoff, per Bud Black.
Despite a negative thirty four run differential, the Padres only sit 3.5 games behind the first place Arizona Diamondbacks, this despite a 2-8 record in their past ten games.
Cabrera is currently hitting .305 with 4 home runs, 24 RBI and 31 stolen bases in just 69 games.
He’s been on the disabled list since mid-June after a hamstring pull which has seemingly shaped the landscape of the National League West with both Matt Kemp of the Dodgers and Angel Pagan of the San Francisco Giants missing extended time (the season, in the case of Pagan) with hamstring pulls/tears.