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Cashner was masterful, tossing a two-hit shutout Monday versus the Phillies while walking one and striking out seven.

Cashner needed only 92 pitches (68 strikes) to finish off the Phillies. In fact, after a five-pitch eighth inning, he'd thrown only 77 pitches. Cashner improves to 4-7, a hard-luck record for a guy who sports a 2.20 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 82:27 K:BB ratio over 110.1 innings on the year. The right-hander faces the Giants at home Saturday.

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Cashner pitched seven solid innings Tuesday, allowing just two runs on nine hits and one walk, while striking out two before picking up his third win of the year.

Cashner has been pitching well since coming off the disabled list on August 23. In his first four starts back, Cashner has given up just nine runs (seven earned) in 25 innings pitched. He now has a 2.40 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 75:26 K:BB in 101.1 innings this year. His next start is scheduled for Monday at home against the Phillies.

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Cashner allowed four runs (two earned) on five hits with a walk and five strikeouts over seven innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

Cashner was cruising until he was undone by a walk, an error and a weak infield hit, leading to a three-run fifth. The 6-foot-6 right-hander's 2-7 record isn't indicative of his 2.39 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 94.1 innings. Cashner faces the Dodgers on Monday.

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Cashner (2-6) was magnificent on Friday against the Dodgers as he allowed one earned run on six hits, while striking out eight hitters over six innings pitched in a no-decision.

Since being activated from the D.L. earlier in the week, Cashner has put together two quality efforts without being able to pick up the win. It's the same old story for Padres' pitchers, who seem to throw fantastic ball most nights while not being able to rely on their bats. It's interesting to note, however, that Cashner only threw eight first-ball strikes to the 23 hitters he faced. Look for more solid stuff from Cashner (2.37 ERA) as the season winds down, but don't expect the wins.

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Cashner came off the disabled list and allowed seven hits and two runs in five innings, while striking out one and walking two on Saturday in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks.

Cashner has not won a start in his last nine starts dating all the way back to April 16th, when he last won against the Rockies. Despite his lack of wins, Cashner has a 2.43 ERA for the season. It just so happens that he plays for the Padres, who are dead last in the majors in runs scored.

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Cashner is expected to throw between 70 and 90 pitches Saturday in his first start since being activated from the 15-day DL, the Union-Tribune's Dennis Lin reports.

Cashner is still too good and the opposing D-Backs are still too bad to contemplate sitting Cashner on Saturday, but it's doubtful he'll be able to go more than five or six innings in his first start back from a shoulder injury.

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Cashner was activated from the 15-day DL and will start Saturday's game against the D-Backs.

He has been on the disabled list since June 21 with right shoulder soreness, but we've known for a few days that he was going to be ready to make his return to the rotation Saturday. He posted a sterling 2.36 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP in 76.1 innings this season prior to the injury, so he's worth rolling out for the final month-plus of the season. Unfortunately, despite having a filthy arsenal, his plus stuff hasn't translated into an above average strikeout rate, as he's had a K-rate below 20 percent over the past two seasons.

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Cashner (shoulder) will start Saturday against the Diamondbacks, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Cashner gave up three runs on four hits and a walk while fanning four over five innings in his final rehab start for Triple-A El Paso on Monday. The training staff has cleared the right-hander to oppose Vidal Nuno on Saturday in what will be his first big league start since June 18. Shoulder and elbow issues have limited Cashner to just 12 starts this season, but he should not have any restrictions over the final weeks of the season.

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Cashner (shoulder) will approach 80 pitches in his final rehab start Monday for Triple-A El Paso, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Upon completion of the outing, Cashner is expected to make his long-awaited return to the majors sometime in the next week, and perhaps during the upcoming weekend series at Arizona. To date, he's made two rehab appearances -- the other at High-A Lake Elsinore -- combining for three runs on four hits and one walks while striking out six in 4.2 innings.

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Cashner (shoulder) felt fine following his rehab start Wednesday, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Cashner was tagged for three earned runs in just 2.2 innings Wednesday, but the good news is he escaped the outing without setback. Cashner is scheduled to make one more rehab start Monday before returning to the big club the following weekend.