Found September 03, 2013 on Friarhood:
Since August first the Padre organization and their fans have gotten a sneak-peak at what may well prove to be an effective starting rotation next season. Youngsters Andrew Cashner and Tyson Ross have shown off their tremendous upsides and are rapidly developing into solid starters with top-of-the-rotation potential. Meanwhile, trade deadline acquisition Ian Kennedy has flashed some improvement since changing his home address from the dry desert of Arizona to the more temperate climate and friendly confines of San Diego. If Kennedy reverts back closer to the form he displayed in 2011 the Padres will have three excellent core pieces for their rotation.   Consider this about Cashner; since the calendar flipped to August, he has an ERA of 2.25 in 40 innings and has a K/BB ratio of 2.9:1. His WHIP during this stretch has been 1.18. That’s pretty solid stuff and belies the 1 – 3 won/loss record he has compiled in that time. Cashner, who has always had the ability but had yet to show the ...
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