Cameron Maybin hits the longest homer of 2012
Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin took Arizona’s Trevor Cahill way out of Chase Field on Monday night, hitting a 485-foot homer to left-center.
The homer was just Maybin’s fourth of the season and first since June 8, but it shows what kind of power he has if he can ever harness it. A big disappointment this year after a promising first season in San Diego, he entered Monday’s game batting .202/.281/.289 in 263 at-bats. In the hopes that simpler mechanics will lead to more contact, the Padres have had him rework his swing by dropping his leg kick.