San Diego Padres: Five Most Dominant Pitching Performances At Petco Park

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SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 15: Andrew Cashner #34 of the San Diego Padres reacts after getting an out in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Petco Park September, 15, 2014 in San Diego, California. The Padres won 1-0. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

We’re taking a look at the top five most dominant pitching performances by San Diego Padres pitchers at Petco Park.

The San Diego Padres have had a few dominant pitching performances this season, like Jordan Lyles and Clayton Richard‘s brush with no-hit history, however, neither performance ranks near the top of the list of best pitching performances in the history of Petco Park.

This isn’t a look at top performances all-time, just since the opening of Petco Park back in 2004. The list is based on Game Score points, as determined by Baseball Reference. Unfortunately, the top two performances on the list aren’t former or current Padres pitchers.

Not to bring up old wounds, Tim Lincecum (7/13/2003) and Jordan Zimmerman (6/8/2014) have the top game scores in Petco Park history. Each threw shutouts, with Lincecum’s being the infamous no-hitter.

Let’s move past the bad and take a trip down memory lane, looking at the best pitching moments from Padres pitchers at home.

#5) 9/15/2014- Andrew Cashner Shuts Out The Phillies.

Andrew Cashner‘s shutout performance against Philadelphia comes in at number five on our list, earning a game score of 89. Casner needed just two hours and nine minutes and 92 pitches to throw nine innings of two-hit baseball. He walked just one and struck out seven, out-dueling Phillies’ starter, Jerome Williams.

There’s a good chance many of you didn’t watch this September game between two 80-loss teams. An error by Philadelphia third baseman Cody Asche on a Cashner groundball allowed the only run of the game to score, giving the Padres a 1-0 win.

Cashner received just three base hits from his offense, a double by Rene Rivera and singles by Jedd Gyorko and Yangervis Solarte.

His performance ranks 8th overall in Petco history, behind the top performances mentioned above, the next four Padres’ performances we will discuss after this, and a two-hit shutout by Randy Johnson back in 2004.

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