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Gaslamp Ball Apr 19, 2015

Game 13 Preview: 04/19 Padres @ Cubs

Today's series finale between the Padres and Cubs has rubber-match status, as the visiting Friars triumphed on Friday before falling in extra innings yesterday afternoon. Even though they ultimately lost on a walk-off single in the eleventh, the Padres put on a demonstration of what us fans and the rest of the league should expect this year. Down 6-2 heading into the ninth inning, they clawed their way back to force the aforementioned extra innings. It's such a good feeling to know that no deficit is insurmountable. That contagious tenacity will be on display again as Andrew Cashner takes...
Padres Public Apr 14, 2015

Progress for Andrew Cashner in Start No. 2

It took 53 pitches for Andrew Cashner to get through two innings against the Diamondbacks on Monday Night, as early struggles for the Padres’ right hander (plus a costly error and some BABiP bad luck) led to a four-run second inning for Arizona. After that, however, Cashner settled down and ended up throwing six solid innings, allowing only the four runs the D’backs plated in the second. His final line: 6 inn., 7 hits, 4 runs, 0 ER, 1 walk, 9 strikeouts If there’s a major knock against Cashner, other than his spotty health history, it’s the fact that he doesn’t strike out that...
Gaslamp Ball Apr 13, 2015

Game 8 Preview: 04/13 Padres vs. Diamondbacks

After taking three of four games against the Giants, the Padres continue their homestand with a three-game set against the Diamondbacks. San Diego will start things off by sending Andrew Cashner to the mound. In his season debut, Cashner gave up three home runs to the Dodgers - well, one Dodger. Adrian Gonzalez took him yard three times in his five innings of work. The right-hander gave up six runs (five earned) altogether against the Dodgers, walking three but striking out six along the way. Last season, in three tries against the Dbacks, Cashner was unable to notch a win, posting a 3.00...

On deck: Cashner looking to rebound

Padres' No. 3 starter allowed three HRs to Adrian Gonzalez in his first start of 2015.
Padres Public Apr 9, 2015

Searching for Storylines in Andrew Cashner’s First Start

There are at least two things you can do when a pitcher’s first start of the season doesn’t go as planned: 1. You can chalk it up to Small Sample Size Theater, and promptly ignore it. This is probably the prudent thing to do. 2. You can search for various storylines that may or may not have any significance going forward. This is probably not advisable. I chose No. 2. First storyline: How will Andrew Cashner handle life without Rene Rivera? In 2014, no Padres’ pitcher seemed to benefit more from the presence of Rivera than Cashner, as the due often paired to frustrate batters by ......
Gaslamp Ball Apr 8, 2015

Game 3 Preview: 04/08 Padres @ Dodgers

After notching their first victory of the season last night, the Padres are itching for the series win. They'll get the chance tonight as they close up the series against the Dodgers and go for their first series win at Chavez Ravine in six tries. Andrew Cashner will get the ball in the series finale and he'll look to build on an impressive career at the L.A. ballpark. In 17 games (six starts) at Dodger Stadium, Cashner has posted a 1.53 ERA through 53 total innings. His record in those 17 games, a sad 1-2, is unsurprisingly due to a lack of run support for the right-hander. But as we've...

On deck: Andrew Cashner set for debut

Padres right-hander facing Dodgers' Brandon McCarthy in series finale.
Friars on Base Apr 1, 2015

Padres News: James Shields Officially Named Opening Day Starter

In what should not really be a surprise at all, James Shields was named as the San Diego Padres Opening Day starter by Bud Black as reported on FriarWire by Bill Center. There was some talk about Andrew Cashner getting the nod for the second year in a row, but why would it not be […] Padres News: James Shields Officially Named Opening Day Starter - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Mar 31, 2015

SD 6, CIN 3: More scoreless outings, More home runs

At this point it's routine. Ian Kennedy put in his six scoreless innings, and there was plenty of hitting and scoring in the form of home runs. The number four starter spot at this point is locked in for Ian Kennedy. This spring training he hasn't been putting up big headlining numbers, but instead has been using this time to specifically develop his pitches. Today his offspeed-heavy performance allowed him to go the six-inning distance that James Shields, Tyson Ross, and Andrew Cashner have all pulled off. Kennedy's day saw seven strikeouts and only six damage-less hits, and the guy is...
U.S.S. Mariner Mar 29, 2015

Cactus League Game 27, Mariners at Padres

JA Happ vs. Andrew Cashner again, 1:05pm, Root TV These two faced off five days ago, and while neither was sharp, Happ was concerningly bad. Earlier this spring, I said he needed to focus much more on his four-seamer and throw a lot fewer of the sinkers that righties have enjoyed since Happ learned the This post came from: U.S.S. Mariner, and is copyright by the authors. This RSS feed is intended for the personal use of readers and not, for instance, spam blogs.Cactus League Game 27, Mariners at Padres
Padres Public Mar 26, 2015

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Andrew Cashner…Because I Made Them Up

Here are ten things you probably didn't know about Andrew Cashner. And you didn't know them because they are totally not true.
U.S.S. Mariner Mar 24, 2015

Cactus League Game 21, Mariners at Padres

JA Happ vs. Andrew Cashner, 1:05pm We’ve now settled into that period of the Cactus League where the novelty that people are actually playing baseball has worn off, and the routine has set in. JA Happ has made the rotation, and has been fairly solid thus far. We’ve already seen Andrew Cashner as well; if This post came from: U.S.S. Mariner, and is copyright by the authors. This RSS feed is intended for the personal use of readers and not, for instance, spam blogs.Cactus League Game 21, Mariners at Padres

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