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Padres without Chase Headley and Carlos Quentin for Friday’s game against the Dodgers

Jun 20, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

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The Padres will be without third baseman Chase Headley and outfielder Carlos Quentin for Friday night’s contest against the Dodgers. Jordan Littman of U-T San Diego reports that Headley is having his back examined (he received an epidural), and Quentin is suffering soreness in his left knee. Alexi Amarista gets the start at third base and will bat seventh, and Seth Smith is starting in left field, batting third.

Headley, 30, was on the disabled list between late April and mid-May with a strained left calf. He suffered from back soreness in each of the last two seasons. A free agent after the season, Headley is having a forgettable season, slashing .200/.283/.333 with six home runs and 23 RBI in 219 plate appearances.

Quentin, 31, first experienced soreness in his left knee late in spring training and began the season on the disabled list. He did not make his season debut until May 13. Quentin had surgery to remove loose bodies in his right knee last July. He, too, is having a poor year offensively, slashing .192/.302/.342 with three home runs and eight RBI in 86 plate appearances.

  1. chinahand11 - Jun 20, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    It appears that almost everyone on the team is having a poor year offensively. Too bad; there are great fans in SD and they Padres keep putting a crappy product out there. Anyone good, they trade. I know the guys are trying hard but Pads fans deserve better.

    • gloccamorra - Jun 21, 2014 at 12:48 PM

      It’s not a crappy product, it’s several players with much better track records having off-years at once. Last year 7 of the 8 position players were on the DL or served suspensions, five of them for over a month, three of them for half the year. The year before it was the pitching staff with multiple TJ surgeries and 17 different starters. Bad things come in threes, so this year Padres fans are seeing key hitters have off-years at once. That’s not a “crappy product”, that’s baseball.

      • chinahand11 - Jun 21, 2014 at 1:56 PM

        Respectfully I have to disagree, Gloccamorra. It is year after year the Pads suck. It is a crappy product on the field. Look at the record. No offense intended sir (or ma’am), I disagree.

  2. yahmule - Jun 20, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    Surprising since these guys are basically modern day versions of Ripken and Gehrig.

  3. calicokiller49 - Jun 21, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    Being a padres fan is hard, very hard. Then Tony dies……

  4. icanspeel - Jun 21, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    Wasn’t all bad since Padres pulled it off in the 9th and Quentin being on the bench contributed largely.

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