Padres Analysis: The Top 10 Padres Games of 2014

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Apr 11, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner (34) throws during the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

2. April 11th, Cashner Throws 1-hit Masterpiece Against The Mighty Detroit Tigers

When the Detroit Tigers came into town, everyone expected to see Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez and Company to knock the Padres around.

It was quite the contrary that Friday night. Andrew Cashner was slated to pitch against upstart Tiger Rick Porcello. All Cashner did was mow down the beefy lineup all night long.

It took the Tigers until the 6th inning to get a hit off of Cashner when Rajai Davis lined one up the middle with one out. And that was it. Cashner settled right back in and struck out 11. After that hit, he never even allowed a baserunner for the rest of the game.

On the other side of things, the Padres jumped on Porcello early for 2 runs in the first. Jedd Gyorko had an RBI triple and then scored on Headley’s double. Headley continued his great night with a two-run home run in the 6th, giving the Padres a 4-0 lead.

Cashner only really needed one. The Padres did add two more in the 7th and ended up winning 6-0. Cashner not only did serious damage with his arm, he also chipped in with his bat by singling and then later scoring in the 7th on a ground ball by Denorfia.

Andrew Cashner completed the game by striking out the Triple Crown winner, Miggy Cabrera. It was an impressive display against what many thought was the team to beat in the American League.