Originally posted on Friarhood  |  Last updated 9/17/13
If you missed yesterday’s game, then you missed near perfection by Padres starter Andrew Cashner. He pitched his first career complete game, struck out seven, walked zero, and gave up only one hit after retiring the first 18 Pirates he faced. If that isn’t impressive enough for you, he also stole second base in the seventh inning before scoring from second on a Jedd Gyorko single later in the inning. Folks, in case you haven’t figured it out yet, Cashner is not just a pitcher, he is a complete ballplayer. Our beloved Mark Grant preaches that the pitcher is the best athlete on the field. That isn’t always the case, but when Cashner is on the mound, it’s tough to argue against him. For today’s match-up at PNC Park, it is a southpaw showdown. Padres starter Eric Stults will take the rubber against young Pirates starter Jeff Locke. Tune-in at 4:05 PT to catch the game. This Date in Padres History: September 17, 2005 “Trailing 5 – 0 with two outs in the bottom of the 9th, the Padres shoc...
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