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After missing the first 49 games Carlos Quentin is on fire

Jun 6, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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Carlos Quentin was traded from the White Sox to the Padres on December 31, but injured his knee during spring training and missed the first 49 games of the season following surgery. And now he’s making up for lost time and making one hell of a first impression in San Diego.

Quentin went 3-for-5 with two homers last night against the Giants, including a game-tying shot in the bottom of the eighth inning, and is now hitting .522 with five homers, four doubles, and a ridiculous 1.925 OPS in six games.

He has 26 plate appearances and has gotten on base in 15 of them, including nine extra-base hits. Quentin has a .577 on-base percentage and a 1.348 slugging percentage. Seriously, a 1.348 slugging percentage. That means he’s averaged 1.348 bases per at-bat. For six games.

Not only does he already rank second on the Padres in homers after one week in the lineup, his five long balls trail Chase Headley‘s team-leading total by just two. Quentin has homered five times in 23 at-bats, while every other Padres hitter has combined for 24 homers in 1,806 at-bats.

  1. icanspeel - Jun 6, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    I think after watching the Padres for 49 games he became enraged by the lack of hitting he saw, then turned into the Hulk to show the Padres how hitting is done.

    • derklempner - Jun 6, 2012 at 3:11 PM

      “CARLOS SMASH!”

  2. vanmorrissey - Jun 6, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    Well guess it proves how good he is since the rest of the team decided to take those games off also and they lost most of them. Gone to the highest bidder.

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