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Cameron Maybin sets Padres record: six straight with a steal

Jul 24, 2011, 2:05 PM EST

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Cameron Maybin became the first player this year to steal a base in six straight games and set a Padres record in the process Sunday against the Phillies.

Maybin took second off Roy Halladay and Carlos Ruiz today for his eighth steal in the six games.  He’s 10-for-10 stealing bases in his last nine games and 22-for-24 for the season.

Maybin also homered Saturday.  He’s gone 13-for-24 during the six-game streak, and he’s hit in 10 straight overall.  He’s also scored a run in eight straight games after coming around in the first inning today.

Maybin’s steal streak is the longest this year, overtaking five-game streaks from the Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon and the Yankees’ Brett GardnerChone Figgins stole bases in seven games in a row for the Mariners last year.  Corey Patterson in 2006 and Carl Crawford in 2009 have the longest streaks since 2000, nine games apiece.

Maybin’s eight-game run scoring streak is tied for the fourth longest of 2011.  The Rays’ Ben Zobrist scored in 10 straight games back in May.

  1. bleedgreen - Jul 24, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    He was just removed from the game. Looks like a hammy tweak as he limped a little bit after legging out an infield single. Bud Black took him out, but he didn’t wanna come out.

  2. Old Gator - Jul 24, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    Are you watching this carefully, Scrooge and Chihuahua? Ace move, guys. And you wonder why your seats are empty.

  3. FC - Jul 24, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    Speaking of Padres, how about a post on Denorfia? He stole a HR from Raul Ibanez, it didn’t change the end result (the Phillies won 5-3 instead of being ahead 7-3) but it definitely kept them within striking distance. Denorfia charged the ball from the crack of the bat reading the trajectory extremely well running full sprint, he looked up two-three times before making his leap against the wall extending the arm OVER the wall and catching it with the webbing of the glove. Great defensive play, he even got appreciation from the Phillies fans for such a play.

    • schlom - Jul 24, 2011 at 6:24 PM

      MLB.com video of the catch: http://t.co/WhC40Wh

    • icanspeel - Jul 24, 2011 at 7:45 PM

      That was a pretty awesome catch, especially since he really didn’t have time to wait for it. even a split second hesitation and its a home run. For the rough season the Padres are having they can use any positives lol

  4. macjacmccoy - Jul 25, 2011 at 7:40 AM

    He blew Halladay away yesterday. He didnt even have a chance. Halladay caught him in a steal and by the time he got around and threw the ball to 1st Maybin was basically already on 2nd. I never seen Halladay that confused. Someone yelled hes running and its like he didnt know if he was allowed to throw the ball to 2nd base first. Like he didnt know if he could step off or if it would be a balk or something(it wouldnt have been). So after pausing and trying to figure it out he finally spun around and through the ball to 1st base but by then it was Maybin was basically taking nap on 2nd.

    It was wierd to see Halladay not be in the moment. They all said the heat didnt effect him today but I dunno he didnt seem like himself. He gave up 3 runs, a couple walks, threw a bunch of balls, and had that mental mistake. Thats definitely wasnt the normal Doc out there today.

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