Mariners 7, Padres 1: Cashner Shaves, Chaos Ensues

Denis Poroy

You know that scene in Bull Durham when Crash talks about respecting the streak? Because I don't think Andrew Cashner does.

Well, that sure was ugly. Andrew Cashner gave up a whopping three home runs in six innings, and then Tim Stauffer came in to serve up two more. Meanwhile, the Padres offense was effectively silenced by Felix Hernandez, who gave up just one run on three hits and three walks in his eight innings. The lineup went just 4 for 28, all of them singles.

I don't think there's any reason to be concerned about the performance of the offense today, since Hernandez is really, really good. But Cashner's start worries me (probably more than it should, since the Padres have won his last four starts). He'd only allowed five home runs prior to today, so the three served up to Kendrys Morales, Brendan Ryan, and the rookie Nick Franklin nearly double that number. I hope it's just a fluke. All of those balls were close calls, but we can't afford to have another pitcher that serves up the longball on a regular basis.

Interleague play continues tomorrow as Jason Marquis takes on the struggling Toronto Blue Jays at 7:10 PM.


24 - 29

6

Lost 1

109



Final - 5.30.2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seattle Mariners 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 7 9 0
San Diego Padres 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
WP: Felix Hernandez (6 - 4)
LP: Andrew Cashner (4 - 3)

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