Today, they are three of the hottest hitters in the major leagues -- all at Petco Park, mind you.
Maybin and Venable both had four hits Tuesday night as the Padres defeated Pittsburgh on Chase Headley's two-run homer in the 10th.
Among them, Maybin, Venable and Cabrera are a combined 27-for-42 (.643) with 10 runs scored and nine RBI over three straight Padres wins.
Venable was 4-for-5 Tuesday night with two doubles, a steal, a walk and three runs scored and is 9-for-13 over the last three games with a homer, two doubles, six runs scored and four RBI. He has raised his average from .238 to .256.
Maybin was 4-for-4 with a walk Tuesday night and is 10-for-13 over the last three games with three runs scored and three RBI -- raising his average from .211 to .230.
Cabrera was 2-for-6 Tuesday and is 8-for-16 over the last three games. He has climbed from .229 to .245.
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