Padres Start Final Homestand Against Phillies

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Sep 9,2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starter Andrew Cashner delivers a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Game 1 features ace Andrew Cashner (3-7, 2.40 ERA) against Jerome Williams (5-6, 5.44 ERA). Cashner pitched very well in his last start, which was against the Dodgers. He went 7 innings, allowing only 2 runs and scattered 9 hits. He has allowed 2 runs or less in 5 straight starts. He has only one career start against the Phillies and 7 appearances total, with a 2.13 ERA. Philadelphia is Williams’ third team this season. He started with the Astros, then went to the Rangers and now is making his 7th start for Philly. He is 3-1 with a 3.44 ERA since joining the Phillies. He was roughed up for 4 runs and 7 hits in his last start against Pittsburgh.

The Phillies have relied heavily on the offense of Marlon Byrd this year. He leads the team with 25 home runs and is second on the team with 79 RBI. He also leads the team with a .456 slugging percentage. He has struggled lately however, hitting .171 in his last 10 games.