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Following losses on Thursday and Friday, and a narrow 2-1 win on Saturday, the San Diego Padres would pummel the Washington Nationals in a 13-4 victory on Sunday, splitting the four-game series.
The Padres were led by a strong performance by gunslinging starter Andrew Cashner, who went 6.2 innings while surrendering three runs and striking out six batters.
The former first-round draft pick out of TCU, Cashner has excelled since joining the starting rotation in late-April, establishing a 3-2 record with a solid 3.02 ERA in 44.2 innings of work.
Having been a starter in college, Cashner was transitioned to the bullpen upon being drafted by Chicago in 2008 for his knack for throwing the ball hard.
Cashner has been one of the hardest throwing starting pitchers in either league this year, throwing a fastball with an average velocity of 94.8 MPH (2nd only to Stephen Strasburg‘s 95.2 MPH average).
San Diego’s offense punished Washington’s Dan Haren, launching two home runs off of the Nationals starter in the fifth-inning, a solo shot by Will Venable followed by a two-out two-run shot by Kyle Blanks. Yonder Alonso would add a solo home run of his own off of Washington reliever Drew Storen in the eighth-inning.
In total, five players from the starting lineup drove in at least two runs each, a strong offensive effort that would culminate in the scoring of 13 runs on 15 hits.
After registering a 10-16 record in the month of April, San Diego has rebounded to a 10-7 record in May.
With the victory on Sunday, the Padres boast a 20-23 record and sit fourth in the NL West standings, 4.5 games back of the division leading Arizona Diamondbacks.
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Yonder Alonso is the starting first baseman for the San Diego Padres. Always a highly regarded prospect, the Padres received Alonso in December 2011 as part of the return for Mat Latos. The Padres then traded Anthony Rizzo to the Cubs for Andrew Cashner in January 2012, and Alonso has been the team’s starting first baseman ever since.
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Andrew Cashner pitched 6 2-3 strong innings and Kyle Blanks and Will Venable homered off Dan Haren to lead the San Diego Padres to a 13-4 victory against the Washington Nationals on Sunday and a split of their four-game series.
Cashner (3-2) allowed three runs and seven hits, struck out six and walked one. The Padres tied their season high in runs and their 15 hits off four Nationals...
The San Diego Padres have been less than horrible this season. They have won four of their last six games (including a sweep of the Baltimore Orioles), but they could be better. Their ace, Cory Luebke, has been out while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Unfortunately, he's hit yet another hiccup in his recovery.
Corey Brock of MLB.com says Luebke's throwing...
Rumors involving potential Chase Headley trades began to
swirl earlier this year when the third baseman told the San Diego Padres that
he wouldn’t discuss a contract extension until the offseason. However, people
with ties to the team told Jon Heyman of CBS Sports that it’s “unlikely” there
will be a trade involving the Padres’ slugger.
Prior to Headley cutting...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Brief Review: Burch Smith’s Second Start
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Brief Review: Burch Smith’s Second Start
San Diego right-hander Burch Smith, owner of both a mid-90s fastball and excellent line in the Double-A Texas League, made his major...
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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Padres have been hot of late, but Adam Wainwright has made a habit of cooling off their lineup when he has faced them.
Wainwright takes the mound as the visiting St. Louis Cardinals look to avoid a fifth straight loss to the Padres on Tuesday night.
One day after routing Washington 13-4, San Diego (21-23) got three hits from Chris Denorfia in a 4...
SAN DIEGO (AP) Jason Marquis combined with four relievers on a four-hitter to win his fifth straight start and Will Venable homered to lead the San Diego Padres to a 4-2 win against the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.
Marquis (6-2) has won five consecutive starts for the first time since 2007 with the Chicago Cubs. He allowed two runs, one earned, on three...
Jason Marquis combined with four relievers on a four-hitter to win his fifth straight start and Will Venable homered to lead the San Diego Padres to a 4-2 win against the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.
Marquis (6-2) has won five consecutive starts for the first time since 2007 with the Chicago Cubs. He allowed two runs, one earned, on three hits in six innings...
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Even without his best stuff, Shelby Miller managed to keep a modest scoreless innings streak alive.
The St. Louis Cardinals rookie enters with 14 2-3 scoreless innings heading into Monday night's road matchup with Jason Marquis, who has won four straight starts for the San Diego Padres.
Miller (5-2, 1.40 ERA) is tied for the majors' lowest ERA with the...
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