Andrew Cashnercan throw heat. There’s no denying that. However, that heat doesn’t matter if the ball is out of
the strike zone. Such was the case with Cashner in yesterday’s game. He threw eight pitches to Gioncarlo Stanton in the eighth with the bases loaded. The eighth pitch was ball four, and Stanton walked to first pushing the go-ahead run across the plate.
Joe Wieland, who started the game for the Padres, was once again robbed of a victory despite a solid pitching performance. He pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowed five hits, two runs, and struck out four. It was the third straight solid performance for Wieland. He was credited with the no-decision.
For the Marlins, Ricky Nolasco tossed seven strong for the Marlins. He allowed two runs and five hits. It was enough to pick up the win and improve to 4-0.
With Heath Bell officially demoted from the Marlins closer role, another former-Padre got the save for Miami. Edward Mujica picked up the save with a scoreless ninth. He allowed one hit and struck out two to earn the save.
The win was the sixth straight for the Marlins as they completed the sweep of the Padres. The loss dropped San Diego to 9-20 on the season. Only Minnesota has a worse record in all of baseball. The Twins are 7-20.