Padres Push Past Brewers


Jul 19, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher

Jason Marquis

(21) looks on after unsuccessfully sliding for a ball hit by St. Louis Cardinals shortstop

Pete Kozma

(not pictured) during the sixth inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The Padres win Monday night against a somber scene in Milwaukee by the score of 5 to 3 off 6 hits and 4 walks.  For the Padres, the team had to face news of Jason Marquis season ending elbow injury.  For the Brewers, their team had to face news of Ryan Braun‘s PED mea culpa and his season long suspension.  But the show must go on, and the Padres grinded out a win against the Brewers.

The Padres winning pitcher was Andrew Cashner who went 6 innings throwing 104 pitches with 49.0% 4-seam fastballs, 13.5% 2-seam fastballs, 23.1% change ups, and 14.4% sliders.  Cashner struck out 6, walked 3, and gave up 3 earned runs.  I felt Cashner struggled early in the first inning trying to find a feel for his pitches, but was pretty solid after that.  If interested, one can check out Cashner’s season averages here on fangraphs.

For the hitters, I felt we did just enough to win, and credit Buddy Black to incorporate small ball in the form of bunts to get some offense going.  Jesus Guzman came up especially big for the Padres with 3 ribbies along with 2 hits and run.

Jason Marquis, you were awesome and a warrior, I wish you a speedy recovery.  Tyson Ross now gets another chance to step up and will take the mound Tuesday.  Go Padres.