Carlos Quentin is clearly the Padres biggest threat. Quentin's two-run homer in Oakland Saturday afternoon gave him six in 48 at-bats as a Padre. He also has 13 RBI and 11 extra-base hits in 14 starts. Since joining the Padres in Chicago on May 28, Quentin has hit .417 with a .541 on-base percentage and a .896 slugging percentage. But are pitchers beginning to exact revenge on Quentin. Saturday also marked the fifth time as a Padre – the fifth time over his last 10 starts to be exact – that Quentin has been hit by a pitch. Is Quentin concerned with the trend? Does he think he has become targeted? "Not yet," he said after the Padres 6-4 loss in Oakland. "I haven't seen that yet this season. I've been hit with a lot of inside breaking pitches so far."
Quentin getting hit almost as often as he homers
San Diego Union-Tribune | Jun 17