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Monday night was a pitcher’s duel to say the least. Andrew Cashner was absolutely dealing all night. This start was very encouraging to Padres fans everywhere, as he showed signs of his pre-disabled list self. This start had nearly the same feeling of his one-hitter against the Tigers in April. He pitched a two-hitter this time, not allowing a single run and he added 7 strikeouts. He also only issued one walk. He kept the Phillies hitters off-balance all day. The lone run of the game scored was an unearned run when Cody Asche had an errant throw, which led to Rene Rivera coming around to score. That would be the final result, 1-0.
Philadelphia starter Jerome Williams was not bad either. He pitched into the 8th inning, only allowing 3 hits, on 6 strikeouts. It seemed both pitchers had everything working. Cashner once again flirted with history, but his bid ended in the 5th with a Dominic Brown single. Cashner finished the complete game shutout with 92 pitches. The Padres only managed 3 hits in the game, but that was enough for Cashner to seal the deal.