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Padres Swept Again by Giants; Lose on Walk Off

The Padres have still been unable to defeat the San Francisco Giants this season, losing for the 9th straight time. This time they lost 4-3 in 10 innings on Wednesday. The Padres did see some positive signs, with Andrew Cashner pitching well coming off of the disabled list and Yangervis Solarte providing some late power […] Padres Swept Again by Giants; Lose on Walk Off - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball May 25, 2016

Giants 8, Padres 2: Are we having fun yet?

Maybe one day the Padres will beat the Giants again. Well, another game against the Giants, another loss for the Padres. I'm going to be honest and tell you that I turned it off when the Friars came up empty after loading the bases so I could watch the season finale of The Flash. Hell, right now I'd watch season three of Heroes over baseball this bad. Jeff Samardzija held the Padres to one run in 6.2 innings of work. That one run came on Jon Jay's homer to tie things up in the top of the sixth. Unfortunately, Andrew Cashner gave San Francisco the lead back in the bottom half of the inning....
Gaslamp Ball May 24, 2016

Padres Preview: 05/24 Andrew Cashner returns for rematch against former teammate

Cashner makes his return from the DL in game 2 at AT&T Park as the Padres continue chasing that elusive first win against the Giants. The Padres are coming off a real bummer of a game last night as they try to turn things around against a seemingly unbeatable Giants team. The NL West leaders have taken the first seven games of the season series while pushing the Padres even further down into the division basement. But perhaps tonight will be the night they'll finally notch that first win against San Francisco, and maybe a few months from now we'll look at this game as the season's turning...
Gaslamp Ball May 22, 2016

Padres Preview: 05/22 Friars look to Colin Rea for the sweep against the Dodgers

With Andrew Cashner expected to return from the DL in a couple of days, the Padres have a big decision to make about who will stay in the big league rotation. Some may argue that today's starter, Colin Rea, is a lock. But a solid performance in today's series finale against the Dodgers definitely wouldn't hurt his case. As the Padres close out this series, they'll be looking to Rea to lead them to a sweep. The right-hander has already tasted victory over the Dodgers once this season. He threw six frames and allowed two runs in his start against them in L.A. on April 30th. He also got a...
Friars on Base May 14, 2016

Padres Place Andrew Cashner on DL, Receive Another Prospect Boost

The Padres placed Andrew Cashner on the DL as a precaution and called up Christian Friedrich in a pinch who delivered on his end of the bargain. Unfortunately, the Padres lost 1-0 in a pitchers duel Friday night at Miller Park. Cashner, who has a strained right hamstring, was put on the DL retroactive to […] Padres Place Andrew Cashner on DL, Receive Another Prospect Boost - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball May 13, 2016

More Padres Roster Moves: Andrew Cashner to DL, Jabari Blash DFA'd

Two injured hammy plus only three hits equals bad news. Today brings sad news on two fronts. I'll let the twitterverse and the article title break the news. Andy Green announces that Andrew Cashner will be placed on the 15-day DL, retroactive 5/9, with a right hamstring strain. — San Diego Padres (@Padres) May 13, 2016 Andrew Cashner injured his hamstrings trying to score from first base after getting a pretty sweet bunt single. He was called out on the play, the call was upheld after a challenge, but even the Mets announcers seemed to think that he was out: The good news is that...
Gaslamp Ball May 12, 2016

Padres Minor Roster Moves Roundup

Pitchers and Catchers Do the Hokey-Pokey! The first half of May has been an active month on the Padres' transaction front. While all of the moves could be considered "minor", they all have fringe impacts on the organization. Here's a rundown to keep you up to date. Lefty reliever Michael Kirkman was DFA'd on May 2nd and claimed by the Brewers on the 5th. He made one appearance for the Padres after Andrew Cashner stumbled out of the gate, giving up four runs in 1.1 inning pitched to compliment the six that Cashner gave up to the Giants. Maybe he'll be in one of Joe Lanek's columns about...
Gaslamp Ball May 8, 2016

Padres Preview: 05/08 Andrew Cashner looks to close out the series with a win

The Padres hope to end the series, and their homestand, with a nice Mother's Day victory. The Padres lost game 3 against the Mets last night, but they still have a chance to take the series. A victory in today's finale would give them their third consecutive series win in a row. Andrew Cashner will get the ball to try to improve his record to 3-2 on the season. The right-hander has had some ups and downs this season, but he's also gotten some relatively good run support from the Padres offense, something they've failed to give him in the past. In only one of his starts - his 2016 debut...
Gaslamp Ball May 4, 2016

Padres 6, Rockies 3: Cashner buckles down to set up comeback

Tonight's game was a moral victory and an actual victory. If you turned off tonight's game after Andrew Cashner gave up two runs and threw a bazillion pitches in the first inning, you could hardly be blamed for that decision. Especially when he gave up another run and passed the fifty pitch mark in the second. But then he bounced back and tossed four scoreless innings. That gave the Padres offense the room they needed to step up and hammer Rockies starter Eddie Butler. Matt Kemp got the party started in the fourth inning. He picked up the first Friar hit of the evening by driving his eighth...
Gaslamp Ball May 3, 2016

Padres Preview: 05/03 Andrew Cashner looks to rebound, clinch series in game 2 against Rockies

The Padres will try to make it two in a row tonight. The Padres opened up the series and the homestand with a nice win yesterday, and today they'll try to clinch the series behind Andrew Cashner. Cashner's last time out was his worst start of the season, but he wasn't entirely to blame. Of the six runs with which he was credited (along with four hits and four walks), only three were earned. But the right-hander was taken out after just 2 2/3 innings. Prior to that outing (which manager Andy Green called an "aberration") he had a couple of really solid performances in a row, going six...
Gaslamp Ball Apr 27, 2016

Sweep at AT&T ends in a bloodbath

The Friars come out swinging, but the Giants hit harder for a 13-9 loss. Whatever the opposite of "firing on all cylinders" is, the San Diego Padres are just about there in terms of production over the past 3 games. Blown opportunities and a shaky bullpen, a quality pitching start met with cold bats, and a complete meltdown on defense. Each loss has its silver lining, and today's noon game had its own. But the rest of the cloud was filled with crap. After earning his very first win last week against the Cardinals, Andrew Cashner was poised to lead the Padres to victory and avoid the big...
Gaslamp Ball Apr 27, 2016

Padres Preview: 4/26 Cash looks to scrounge win against Giants

It's Andrew Cashner against former teammate Jeff Samardzija in the series finale in San Francisco. Another one-run loss has the Padres mired in a 4 game losing streak that started on Saturday. Since the Padres have won the last 3 games a resurgent Cashner has started, the Padres will look to get back on track against the right-handed Jeff Samardzija. After a relatively disastrous start to the season, Andrew Cashner has gotten back on track with only one run allowed over his last two starts. He'll be put to the test against a Giants lineup that is rarely short on offensive power and has a...
Gaslamp Ball Apr 27, 2016

Injury Report: Austin Hedges has a broken hamate

He'll be out at least 6 to 8 weeks. This spring, it looked like the Padres might put three catchers on the 25-man roster. Derek Norris was obviously the lead man for the job, but Christian Bethancourt and Austin Hedges both made impressive cases. But Hedges needed more development time and Bethancourt was out of options, so the former got sent back to El Paso. And it seemed like things were going well for Hedges there. He was hitting .333/.385/.583 in ten games for the Chihuahuas. Emphasis on was. On Saturday he was placed on the 7-day disabled list with a hand contusion (that's...

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