Top 5 Padres Moments Of 2014

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#4 Cashner’s One-Hit Wonder vs. Detroit

Another Padre that was part of a trade to help boost the future, Cashner was acquired from the Chicago Cubs for All-Star and then prospect Anthony Rizzo. Cashner has gone from being projected into serving in the bullpen to near star-ace until injuries kept Cashner out for a good chunk of 2014 missing 71 games with two disabled-list stints.

I know, I got off-track with the negative. Cashner still had a great year. Cashner had a couple of shutouts and his most memorable one came on April 11th vs. the Detroit Tigers. Cashner tossed a gem, hurling a shutout, striking out eleven and one-hitting a very dangerous lineup, striking out American League MVP Miguel Cabrera to end the game in the 9th.

If it weren’t for a single in the first inning by Rajai Davis, Cashner would’ve had the Padres first no-hitter in the history of the 46-year franchise. That night, the Padres were working for Cash, giving him six runs to work with on thirteen hits, double-digit hits were a rarity in 2014 so Cashner took advantage for sure. Cashner could still be dealt in the coming offseason, but had he’d been healthy this entire season, Cashner would’ve been part of an already strong emerging staff and bullpen in the elites of baseball.