Carlos Quentin hit a pinch hit two-run HR on Saturday, and a pinch hit RBI single on Sunday. He didn’t see any time in the field because of his sore right groin, but that is all expected to change tonight against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
According to Jackson Alexander of MLB.com, Quentin is ready to move back into the starting lineup after a six-day hiatus because of the sore right groin. He is “sorely” needed in a lineup that ranks among the worst in Major League Baseball.
Quentin’s troubles with injury have been well-documented. The radio personalities in San Diego are extremely upset with his propensity to join the Disabled List, and even the GM Josh Byrnes was seemingly down in the dumps about the whole situation the last time he spoke to the Mighty 1090 in SD.
It is an absolute bummer to see Quentin unable to finish more than half a season, but his bat is worth it at a time when the Padres cannot score runs. The guy would be a threat in any lineup across the MLB, and in the Padres lineup he is Barry Bonds.
The Padres’ hitting troubles are frustrating because the players have shown more in the past, but just can’t seem to get it done this year.
The lack of home runs is probably the worst part about the lineup because you can’t rely on the big hit to move ahead of another team.
Let’s hope Quentin’s bat will help the ignite the other guys in the lineup, and give the Pads a chance at the NL West crown.