Andrew Cashner SP SD 3 days ago

Cashner allowed four runs on eight hits and no walks in a no decision Tuesday against Texas. He struck out four.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 2 months ago

Cashner was stuck with the loss Wednesday, giving up four runs on three hits and two walks while striking out five in 7.2 innings against the Pirates.

The righty pitched well for most of the contest, allowing two runs through the first seven innings, only to match that number in the eighth -- though one runner came around to score after he exited the game. Cashner takes a 3-10 record, 4.10 ERA and 1.34 WHIP into the intermission.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 2 months ago

Cashner struck out three and walked three while holding the Cardinals to one run on three hits over six innings Friday night.

The Padres scratched out the eventual game-winning run against Trevor Rosenthal in the ninth inning, leaving Cashner without a decision. Cashner has quietly pushed his strikeout rate to 20.9% this season (18.4% in 2014), but he's experienced a 49-point increase in BABIP (.323), posted a home-run rate higher than any campaign since his arrival with the Cubs in 2010 (1.33 HR/9), and carried a 63.1% LOB% (career 71.3%) through 17 starts. He'll face the Pirates on Wednesday in his final turn before the All-Star break.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 2 months ago

Cashner (3-9) got his revenge against Arizona on Saturday, striking out six while allowing just two runs on eight hits over seven innings in a 7-2 win.

The D-Backs blew Cashner up for seven runs (just three earned) in his lat start, but that came at hitter-friendly Chase Field as opposed to the more pitching-oriented Petco Park. The control and command Cashner showed in this one represented some of his finest work of the year, but he'll need to repeat the feat in a tough road matchup with the Cardinals on Friday.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 2 months ago

Cashner was charged with seven runs (three earned) over four innings in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Sunday. He allowed four hits and two walks while striking out five.

Cashner was the victim of poor defense from second baseman Clint Barmes and third baseman Will Middlebrooks -- two errors led to a seven-run second inning for the Angels. Regardless, this marks the fourth time in his last five starts that Cashner hasn't made it through six innings and his control seems to be waning (14 walks in the last four starts). The 28-year-old will look to redeem himself against these same D-Backs on Saturday.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 3 months ago

Cashner gave up five runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three in five innings of work Tuesday against the A's.

Cashner might be wearing down a bit, as he has failed to throw triple-digit pitches in three straight outings after getting over the 100-pitch mark in five straight before that. If he is indeed worn down, it seems to have led to decreased control, or a dip in control has led to these shorter outings. Either way, it does not seem like he is the same pitcher he was to start the year. Throw in the fact that Cashner has just six total strikeouts over his last three starts and it might be best to leave him on the bench in shallower formats until he shows signs of improving.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 3 months ago

Cashner was ineffective Thursday, allowing four runs on seven hits and four walks in 6.2 innings against the Braves. He struck out only one batter and didn't receive a decision in the 11-inning loss.

Cashner's struggles continue, as he's now walked nine batters while striking out only three over his last two starts and has allowed 16 earned runs in his last three. This has to concern fantasy owners of the oft-injured hurler, but there have been no indications of an injury so far. Cashner will look to turn things around Tuesday against Oakland.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 3 months ago

Cashner gave up seven runs on eight hits and five walks, striking out two over 5.2 innings, but did not factor in the decision as the Padres rallied late to beat the Reds on Saturday.

The five walks set a new season high and exceeded his total from his previous five starts combined (4) . Cashner was lucky to avoid falling to 2-9, but his ERA has jumped by more than a run over his last two starts (from 3.00 to 4.05) and he has now given up eight-plus hits in four of his last five outings. He is lined up to face the Braves in Atlanta his next time out.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 3 months ago

Cashner will have his next scheduled start moved up from Sunday to Saturday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Cashner will still face the same Reds team he was scheduled to take on Sunday, but he will move up a day to give fellow starter Odrisamer Despaigne another day between starts. Cashner's last start came June 1, so he will be pitching on normal rest Saturday.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 3 months ago

Cashner (2-8) struck out a career-high 12 batters Monday against the Mets, but also allowed 11 hits and six runs (five earned) in 4.2 innings to take the loss.

A truly bizarre start for Cashner, who became the first pitcher in MLB history to give up double-digit hits while recording double-digit strikeouts and pitching less than five innings. Of the 25 batters he faced, 11 got hits and 12 whiffed; he only recorded two non-strikeout outs. This can't really be chalked up to bad BABIP luck, as Cashner gave up a lot of hard-hit balls -- just four of the hits against him went for extra bases, but nearly all of them were very well struck. Cashner's been less than stellar in the early going this year, having given up 76 hits in only 67.2 innings. His control's been good and he's striking out more batters than he ever has as a starter, but Cashner has probably been around the plate a bit too much -- along with the extra hits, he's now given up 10 homers in 11 starts after giving up just seven in 19 outings last year. He next draws a road start Sunday against the Reds.