Padres’ Cashner Finally Gets His Runs


The San Diego Padres defeated the Los Angeles Angels, 5-4, thanks to a good performance from Andrew Cashner and some timely runs – which I’m sure he has been praying for.

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Here’s the full rundown on how the Padres took the last game of their Angels series:

1st Inning

The Padres looked dangerous off the bat.  Yangervis Solarte hit the first pitch from Garrett Richards into RF for a base hit.  But he was quickly thrown out on a snap throw by catcher Carlos Perez, stifling the early threat.

Andrew Cashner also gave off a leadoff hit.  After sorting through Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, a caught stealing play at second base was overturned by the second challenge of the inning.

2nd Inning

Derek Norris got a break behind the plate tonight, but was still entered in the lineup as a DH.  He quickly delivered sending a double to LF.  Will Middlebrooks was able to bring him home with a double of his own and get the Padres off to an early lead.

Former Padre prospect David Freese led the inning off with a double.  Cashner was able to force a double play from Chris Iannetta, but the Angels still evened the score with a single from catcher Carlos Perez.

4th Inning

Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks continued their hot hitting in the 4th.  Norris reached base on a sharp infield single, and Middlebrooks yanked a two run homer to LF.  The Padres kept the pressure on later in the inning with Alexi Amarista reaching third after a walk and series of steals, but Austin Hedges flew out to end the inning.

Cashner again got hurt by opposing catcher Carlos Perez in the 4th, who made the game 3-2 with a double to LF.

6th Inning

Cashner again gave up an untimely solo shot in the 6th inning.  Matt Joyce ripped a home run to RF to tie the game at 3.

7th Inning

Alexi Amarista continued his pesky play at the plate and on the bases, and drew a leadoff walk from Richards.  Justin Upton was able to drive him in with a single in the 5.5 hole.  Matt Kemp then put a good swing on a high fastball and drove in Austin Hedges with a single to RF to make the score 5-3.

Will Venable continued his impressive defense, and made it look easy when he took away a line drive from Eric Aybar to end the inning.

8th Inning

The Padres had done a great job containing Mike Trout throughout the series, but he was finally able to strike in the 8th off of Brandon Maurer.  He slapped a double to left field, tagged on a shallow pop up, and produced the run off a shallow fly ball from Kole Calhoun.

9th Inning

Closer Craig Kimbrel had his good stuff tonight, and retired the side for his 12th save of the season. Johnny Giavotella almost got on base but was thrown out my Matt Kemp trying to stretch a double

The Padres have struggled over the last few series, but were able to end the road trip on a high note by securing a series win.  They’ll look to keep the ball rolling tomorrow night in San Diego vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates.  A.J. Burnett (4-1 1.37 ERA) will face Ian Kennedy (2-4 6.11 ERA).

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